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Adoption Discrimination

Adoption Discrimination

In a world today, where nothing is no longer black and white people still view it as that and make ignorant decisions.Discrimination doesn't just lurk around dark corners, it thrives in the every day lives of all human beings.Adoption discrimination is just one of the injustices trapping innocent people.Whether it be a person wants to adopt a child of a different race, their disabled, homosexual or single, many people are denied the opportunity to take a child into their arms to call their own and give them a place to call home.
Couples or single parents have been through court battles for the sake of a child and all due to a stereotype that exists.All children should grow up in a perfect white picket fence home with "healthy", heterosexual parents of their race.How many children are not adopted in California alone?Even if the person wishing to adopt are more than qualified to be parents, there are barriers set, aside from the preference the biological parent.Adoption agencies are sometimes blinded as to what may be truly best for the child.By law, the agencies are not allowed to "…delay or deny the placement of a child for adoption, or otherwise discriminate in making an adoptive placement decision, solely on the basis of the race, color, or national origin of the
adoptive parent or the child involved." (CA Family Code)Also, according to the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), "adoption and foster care agencies, public and private, are prohibited from imposing or applying eligibility criteria that screen out or tend to screen out disabled individuals from becoming adoptive or foster parents." (ADA)Even if Acts are enforced through law, states are going to great lengths to prevent people with a certain criteria from adopting or being a foster parent.
Now there are two states that have banned homosexual couples the right to adopt childre…

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