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Thursday, February 10th 2011

Racial Bias in Adoption

According to data compiled by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, in 2008 there were 6,375 Texas children waiting to be adopted.  Over two-thirds of all the children are Hispanic or Black.  In Lubbock County, the Hispanic population is 30 percent; however, of the 174 children awaiting adoptions, about half are of Hispanic origin.  The story further revealed that statewide a white child waits approximately 28.7 months to be adopted, while Hispanic children wait about 29.2 months and African-American chidlren wait 31.7 months.

Adoptions plagued by racial bias

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