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Old 06-08-2018, 07:20 AM
 
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Awful.

And even with Theresa May being their MP and writing a letter of support, the agency refuses to stop discriminating.

This is another article with a little more info - they are currently pursuing adoption in the US.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/fa...ld-cant-adopt/
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:28 AM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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And White parents in the US were discouraged from adopting Black children in the US. Enough so that a federal law was adopted 20 years ago.

https://scholarship.law.nd.edu/cgi/v...ontext=ndjlepp
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:29 AM
 
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Sad, but best to find somewhere more accommodating.
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:43 AM
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Location: Great Britain
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This was nearly a year ago, and the case should now have been to the County Court and may even progress to the High Court. The case was being backed by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Local adoption case gives rise to race discrimination concerns -Equality and Human Rights Commission

The couple did the right thing in terms of the Courts, as the Local Government Ombudsman would have just ruled that the council had not broken any laws or rules. As the LGO virtually always finds in favour of Councils.
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Old 06-08-2018, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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And White parents in the US were discouraged from adopting Black children in the US. Enough so that a federal law was adopted 20 years ago.

https://scholarship.law.nd.edu/cgi/v...ontext=ndjlepp
And that was because:
Adoption History: National Association of Black Social Workers, "Position Statement on Trans-Racial Adoption," September 1972
"The National Association of Black Social Workers has taken a vehement stand against the placement of black children in white homes for any reason."
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Old 06-08-2018, 12:11 PM
 
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Adoption policies aren't "discrimination". They are made to protect what is in the best psychological interest of the child.

Being adopted is hard enough. Its like being born with an innate psychological burden. The difficulty increases when the child has special physical or psychological needs, inherited from his birth parents, which the adoptive parents aren't equipped to recognize nor handle.

Being adopted into a family of a different race adds an entirely new dimension of challenge for that adopted child that was already saddled with large challenges.

So, no, the adults claim of so called "discrimination" is merely selfish. It has no legitimate claim against the welfare considerations of the child when racially similar parents are available to adopt.
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Old 06-08-2018, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Adoption policies aren't "discrimination". They are made to protect what is in the best psychological interest of the child. Being adopted is hard enough. Its like being born with an innate psychological burden. The difficulty increases when the child has special physical or psychological needs, inherited from his birth parents, which the adoptive parents aren't equipped to recognize nor handle.

Being adopted into a family of a different race adds an entirely new dimension of challenge for that adopted child that was already saddled with large challenges.

So, no, the adults claim of so called "discrimination" is merely selfish. It has no claim against the welfare considerations of the child.
Yes, it most certainly is discrimination to say to someone that they cannot adopt a child because of their background.

Are there concerns involving transracial adoptions? Yes, but there are resources out there to help handle those concerns.

White couples adopt children of color all the time - here in the US and around the world, including the UK. It was just the opposite direction that this agency had a problem with.

And no, it's not selfish to provide a loving home to children who need one. The color of someone's skin is irrelevant as far as that goes.
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Old 06-08-2018, 12:15 PM
 
Location: London
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Adoption policies aren't "discrimination". They are made to protect what is in the best psychological interest of the child.

Being adopted is hard enough. Its like being born with an innate psychological burden. The difficulty increases when the child has special physical or psychological needs, inherited from his birth parents, which the adoptive parents aren't equipped to recognize nor handle.

Being adopted into a family of a different race adds an entirely new dimension of challenge for that adopted child that was already saddled with large challenges.

So, no, the adults claim of so called "discrimination" is merely selfish. It has no legitimate claim against the welfare considerations of the child when racially similar parents are available to adopt.
Racially similar parents aren't always and predictably available. Is it better to just leave the kid to wither in state run institutions?
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Old 06-08-2018, 12:20 PM
 
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Yes, it most certainly is discrimination to say to someone that they cannot adopt a child because of their background.
Do you know how child welfare works?

Not when it isn't in he best interest of the child.

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Are there concerns involving transracial adoptions? Yes, but there are resources out there to help handle those concerns.
Not good enough, so says a lot of people to include the experts. A pamphlet and / or a three hour course, or even a social worker can never make up for a lifetime of increased difficulty.

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White couples adopt children of color all the time - here in the US and around the world, including the UK. It was just the opposite direction that this agency had a problem with.
As was before noted, in those cases usually parents of the same race are preferred. Children from Africa and American POC communities have few options within their race. That isn't the case for White children.

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And no, it's not selfish to provide a loving home to children who need one. The color of someone's skin is irrelevant as far as that goes.
As long as the child's best interest is better served elsewhere, it is selfish to make a case that the adoption should go through against the judgement of the child welfare agency.
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