According to current U. But a new study suggests that approach is short-sighted. The Evan B. The authors' recommendations reflect the findings that transracial adoptees report struggling to fit in with their peers, their communities and even with their own families. The study also says that minority children adopted by white parents are likely to express a desire to be white, and black transracial adoptees have higher rates of behavioral problems than Asian or Native American children adopted transracially; they also exhibit more problems than biracial or white adoptees, or the biological children of adoptive parents.
Groups encourage more gay couples to adopt children, be foster parents
Some states still have barriers for married gay couples looking to adopt from foster care. As soon as Daniel Nurse met baby Cameron in , he knew he wanted to adopt him. But going about adopting Cameron proved challenging for Nurse and his husband, Casanova.
Some in the black community say putting kids with other family members should be considered first. Pop star Madonna's contested adoption of a 1-year-old boy from Malawi has made headlines. In the U. A federal law now forbids racial discrimination in their placement.