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Biracial Adoption Interracial Adoption Adoption is the complete and permanent transfer of parental rights and obligations usually from one set of legal parents to adoptive parentsAdemec 27 Not until the late 19th century did the US legislative body grant legal status to adoptive parents This is when children and parents started to gain rights and support from the government Through the years new laws have been passed and amended to keep the system fair to all adoptive parents In 1994 Congress passed the Multiethnic Placement Act making it illegal to delay the placement a child to find a racially matching family In 1996 the Multiethnic Placement Act was amended to say One can not use race as a routine consideration in child placementLewin secA Before 1994 it was difficult to place a black child with white adopters Last year 5000 children were adopted from Europe and 6000 from Asia while 183 came from AfricaLewin sec A The number of out-of-country adoptions are so high because of the req uirements and regulations one must follow in the US The requirements include being 21 and include being committed and loving The home income must be adequate enough to support the family Passing all of the medical exams and filling out the personal information is mandatory But the main reason people adopt from overseas is because it is much quicker A person can adopt a child from another country in a matter of months In the US the wait can exceed 5 years which is why some people choose international adoption The cost of adoption mainly depends on what kind of child one wants to adopt Where you are adopting from has a major impact on cost also The price for a healthy white baby is generally in the 15 000 price range but can easily reach up to 25000Ademec 68 A black or biracial baby is substantially less in cost Also a baby with health
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