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http://www.npr.org/2013/06/27/195967886/six-words-black-babies-cost-less-to-adopt

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I heard that on the radio the other day, but the comments were even more interesting than the original article. That was all about infant adoption. In my state, free or subsidized adoptions are available through the state, if you take a "special needs" child. That is defined by age, gender, sibling sets, disabilities (medical, developmental, or behavioral), or race. They have a complicated rubric "while girl, with autism" or "black boy, x years old". It amazes me that race practically is considered a special need, directly affecting the "desirability" of a child, and the support/incentives to adopt. I get the reasons, but it is strange.

Rhu - mother,grandmother,daughter,sister,friend-foster,adoptive,and biological;not necessarily in that order. Some of it's magic, some of it's tragic, but I had a good life all the way (Jimmy Buffet)

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