|Posted by Mandi on October 20, 2011 at 9:00 AM|
I am trying to decide how i feel about this situation i keep seeing it across different Agencies.
African American Children put up for adoption are DISCOUNTED!!!!!
I am for real, It is arround $4,000-$5,000 Less to adopt a AA Child, now this is a Full Blooded AA Child.
A child Mixed with AA, and another Race cost a little more.
Then you see the NON Discounted Races - Hispanic, Cacuasian, Chineese, Native American, ect.... Lets Just say any thing that doesnt have AA in it you are paying Full Price.
So here are our Questions: Why Devalue a AA Child?? Why does it cost less to adopt them?? I mean really if some one opts to adopt a different race because it is cheeper, what will they tell their child. Oh i only adopted you because you cost less.
So here are the possible List of reasons. 1. Supply & Demand 2. There are Less AA Adoptive Parents available. 3. There are more AA Wemon placing their kids up for adoption ?? All possible options.
Now because of this I pulled Statistics
Information pulled from - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interracial_adoption
Based on the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), the fiscal year of 1998 showed that approximately 64% of children waiting in foster care are of minority background;
32% are white.
51% are black,
11% are Hispanic,
1% are American Indian,
1% are Asian/Pacific Islander,
5% are unknown/unable to determine.
Categories: October 2011