the widespread feeling in the black community that child welfare agencies have an extremely large number of adoptable black children and few potential black adoptive parents, reducing the likelihood of inracial placement. Whatever the reasons for rejecting official adoption, the result is fewer adoptable black children reaching the child welfare system. To the extent that this occurs, the opportunities for transracial adoption are reduced.
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Publication information: Book title: Transracial Adoptees and Their Families:A Study of Identity and Commitment. Contributors: Rita J. Simon - Author, Howard Altstein - Author. Publisher: Praeger. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1987. Page number: 126.
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