NEW YORK (AP) — 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.
Yet another proposed roadblock to making adoption more difficult in this country. It’s legislation like this that makes US citizens adopt from other countries rather than kids from this one.
A 15-year-old kid gets it absolutely right…
His youngest son, Eric Jones, 15, said the family’s makeup sometimes complicates his life, but he’s convinced that transracial adoption can succeed.
“White or black doesn’t matter,” he said. “What counts is whether the parents are ready to take responsibility.”
Let parents be parents.