|•||The majority of white families who would consider transracial adoption want healthy infants and toddlers. However, the majority of Black children in need of adoption are eight years old and older and are special needs children.|
|•||The placement of Black children in white families does not decrease the large number of Black children in need of families.|
|•||Black children who have grown up in white families suffer severe identity problems. On the one hand, the white community has not fully accepted them and, on the other hand they have had no significant contact with Black people.|
|•||Black children adopted transracially, often do not develop coping mechanisms necessary to function in a society that is inherently racist against African Americans.|
|•||Transracial adoptions in the long term often disrupt and the Black children are returned to the foster care program. Children suffer a further sense of rejection as they try to understand why their adoptive as well as their biological parents gave them up.|
|•||In addition, what about the over 50 percent hard to place white children who are not being adopted?|
We are opposed to transracial adoption as a solution to permanent placement for Black children. We have an ethnic, moral and professional obligation to oppose transracial adoption. We are therefore legally justified in our efforts to protect the rights of Black children, Black families, and the Black community. We view the placement of Black children in white homes as a hostile act against our community. It is a blatant form of race and cultural genocide.