Race and Market Values in Domestic Infant Adoption (Chapter 3 in Race in Transnational & Transracial Adoption).
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This chapter explores race-based pricing in adoption, the imbalance between the supply of white infants and the demand for them, and how the impact of fess imposed in domestic adoptions reflects this imbalance. The expansion of Black children available for adoption and the impact of the 1994 Multiethnic Placement Act are then discussed. It is recommended that less stigmatizing means are available to agencies to ensure children in their custody are adopted and urges agencies to end their use of race-based pricing.
adoption; TRANSRACIAL ADOPTION; MEPA; AFRICAN AMERICANS; Racial factors; FEES