In recent years, some in the adoption community have been rethinking the ideal of "colorblind" adoption. Deborah Johnson, an adoptee from South Korea who works with adoptive families, says:
Years ago, we were taught that the best way to handle racial differences was to ignore them altogether. “Color-blindness” was considered open-minded in many social circles, including the adoption community ... We have since learned that issues of race cannot and should not be ignored.
Race -- and obvious racial characteristics -- do matter, she says. Hollee McGinnis, Policy and Operations Director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute says the same in an interview with NPR: