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Transracial and Intercountry Adoption
Transracial and intercountry adoption

One of the more controversial aspects of current child welfare policy and practice concerns the appropriateness of placing children in families that differ in racial or ethnic background from the child's birth parents. Transracial adoption in the United States typically has involved placing minority children in white families. Proponents of these type of placements argue that the disproportionately large numbers of minority children who are in foster care (McRoy, Oglesby, & Grape, 1997), combined with the relative dearth of available racially matched families willing to adopt, demand that children be placed in nurturing, stable homes without respect to race. Opponents of transracial adoption, on the other hand, suggest that placement of children outside their own racial group will ...

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