“We struggled, a couple of miscarriages, IVF, it’s not easy, particularly on Deb,” Jackman reminded Cagle.
So they made the decision to adopt him and take him home. Oscar was in 2000 and Ava, his daughter, was in 2005. The two of their children are both mixed-race, which was a requirement when Jackman and Furness began the search.
The speaker said Oscar is a mix of African Americans, Caucasians, Hawaiians, and Cherokees. 2007: a novel idea “Because there was a larger need, we requested a kid that was of two races. People must wait 18 months to adopt a blonde girl, but they are unable to adopt mixed-race kids. Ava, who is half German and half Mexican, is the same.
Jackman reiterated this to Cagle years later, saying, “Our motivation behind the adoption was, ‘Where is the need?’ The greatest need is in mestizo children, I want to tell my children that… no matter how sexual [orientation] you are, no matter what job you do, no matter if your hair is straight or curly, tall or short, male or female, what race you are. What defines you as a human being is underneath all of that. “