When Freda Driscoll Sbar – a white woman – chose to adopt a child, she didn’t think about race. She thought about giving a child a loving, permanent home. She and her partner adopted their first African American daughter when she was 3 days old. Alannah is now 17 and in her senior year of high school in Northampton, Massachusetts. Alannah says she knows her racial identity is different than both her mothers, but at the StoryCorps booth in Springfield, Alannah and Freda talked about how many traits they actually have in common.