Urb & Burb Founder Karla Thomas gives an interview about her unique family and the importance of raising her family in a community in which her children saw mirrors of themselves. This her search for a community for her own family, was the catalyst for her to start Urb & Burb and it’s unique Community focused approach to finding a new home.
“As a “conspicuous family,” when we were looking for a great area to raise our children, we were determined to find a community in which our family would be fully embraced. Finding the right community for you and your children is something I would recommend to anyone who is considering a transracial or same sex adoption as they start the journey. We realize the importance for kids to be able to see other role models in their community who look like them and have other friends in their community with similar family structures, so they see themselves reflected in those around them. We feel blessed to have found our ideal community in Evanston, Illinois. We have many other same gender families nearby and while it’s not the city (we were moving out of Chicago), it’s very diverse and has the right vibe for our family.”