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There are many opportunities for prospective adopting parents to adopt outside of their race or culture, despite those who feel it is best to keep children within the same culture or ethnicity. African American adoption however, is a little more difficult than adoption from other cultures, even in the domestic arena. Because of this, there is a rather large effort to recruit black or African American adoptive parents. The National Association of Black Social Workers'voiced opposition to transracial adoption in the early '70's, citing the basic objection relating to the child or children growing up unsure of their culture diversity and ethnicity. Of course, proponents of African American adoption into transracial families will argue that these children are generally well-adjusted and happy despite living in a culture not their own.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|