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Child Welfare Groups: 'Colorblind' Adoption Practices Bad for Black Children

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posted on May, 27 2008 @ 07:30 PM
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Child Welfare Groups: 'Colorblind' Adoption Practices Bad for Black Children


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NEW YORK — Several leading child welfare groups Tuesday urged an overhaul of federal laws dealing with transracial adoption, arguing that black children in foster care are ill-served by a "colorblind" approach meant to encourage their adoption by white families.

At the heart of the debate is the fact that the foster care system has a disproportionately high number of black children, and on average they languish there nine months longer than white children before moving to permanent homes.
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posted on May, 27 2008 @ 07:30 PM
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Apparently, the issue revolves around the failure of the white parents to adequately empathize with the cultural differences that the interracial adoption brings. But how much should cultural differences come into play in an adoptive family? The same problems would occur i a marriage between two people of different races or religions, I would think.

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