The trend for single mom adoptions is growing in the US. In his Southern Digest article, Thomas Lester interviews several women who have decided to parent as singles.
Of the 50,000 children of all ages permanently placed in U.S. homes through public adoptions in 2001, 32 percent were adopted by single women--and 55 percent of those women were black, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Children's Bureau.
The federal government figures show that half of the single, black women who adopted were, like Harris, between 30 and 50. Continue Reading the Article