What Are The Pros And Cons Of Interracial Adoption

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“Color Blind!” “But if white parents treat race as if it doesn’t matter, the kids have to figure out what it means to be color on their own,” says Judy Stigger, an adoption therapist (Dunham). According to At Issue, from SIRS data base, Trans – or interracial adoption involves the adoption of a child of one racial or ethnicity by parents of another. In the United States, interracial adoptions were almost unheard of until the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. In 1972, the Black Association of Social Workers issued a statement condemning interracial adoption, calling it a form of cultural genocide. Consequently, the number of interracial adoptions plummeted. In 1994, the Multiethnic Placement Act was passed to address concerns that minority children were lingering in foster care unnecessarily. Advocates of interracial adoptions agree that the most important factor in adopting should be that the child has a permanent and loving home. Opponents…show more content…
This paper will examine the pro, con and my viewpoint of interracial adoptions. First, the pro viewpoint is the children should be raised by parents of the same ethnicity/race. For example, in the article White Mama, Black Baby, parents and children of mixed race families often struggle to find their place within each other’s lives and communities.
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