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Clearance Sale on Some Races

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 -

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

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Reply anonymous
8:47 PM on December 11, 2012 
It is horrible that AA children are "on sale" but I guess they are trying to find homes for them, and offering a discount is a better option than having them be wards of the state.