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Age, Ethnicity No Matter in Adoption

Dec 3, 2013
Yoselis Ramos / WUSF

Fred Ley, 50, and his wife, Laura, 35, just recently adopted an infant.  Ley himself was adopted as an infant by a 50-year-old woman.

Ley is Mexican. His wife is white and their adopted baby girl, Daisy, is half Filipino and half Korean.

We talked with Ley about what it means to bring together a multi-racial family, what it is like to be raised by a 50-year-old single parent, and how his upbringing influences his recent adoption of an infant.