Does anyone know the history of transracial adoption, going back to before there were any laws? I’m wondering what historical examples there are, especially in ancient Asia.
I’ve been thinking about Moses as a transracial adoption story, how terribly it worked out for his adoptive country. Also, how he needed a burning bush to give him purpose and confidence. The story of Moses is the first transracial adoption story I ever heard. It’s a complicated tale, and not much is said about the confusion Moses must have felt to have grown up the adopted grandson of the pharaoh, his brother set to the be next in line and Moses always aware of his differences. I wonder how he treated the Hebrew servants, better or worse than his peers. I wonder what the equivalent of Twinkie was, whether people held their tongues because of his position. Whether he wished he could be accepted as a member of the pharaoh’s family and not looked at as an adoptee. I wondered about his struggle with/inside himself.
Then once he’s grown, he goes out and sees a Hebrew being beaten by an Egyptian, and he kills the Egyptian–a fit of rage/identity?–and he realizes he is in trouble, not only for murder, but for being a Jew who murdered an Egyptian. His birth race is clear now, clear in consequence. So he runs away, wandering confused for 40 years until God appears out of nowhere and speaks to him. He returns to Egypt, bringing death.
Someone give me an example from Eastern history/myth?