Clutch or Cradle


It’s been subject of controversy for many years’ celebrities no matter of skin colour adopting children from less developed countries. The problem starts with the less appealing process that these children under take to find themselves into the wealthier and more desirable life styles they go on to live. While many children in the same position remain homeless or destitute, reliant on the good deeds of Samaritans and stewards that feels some emotional or religious necessity to give to these children.

Another problematic issue is the rise in white carriers for black or ethic children and the belief from society that it could be unhealthy or damaging for trans-racial mixing like this. We all know this is a whole lot of rubbish but it has had psychological testing to show a significant difference in growth and development with same ethnic parent and mixed family but also there was a significant difference in the opportunities available to the mixed family there by them establishing higher processional careers and life style.

No matter how comfortable we are with white, A-list stars like Madonna and Angelina Jolie look toting their black babies, experts say adoption rates for African-American children still lag far behind those of white children. Although it seems like a good gesture there seems to be a growing number of afro/ black children being adopted. Are they merely just another clutch under the arm an accessory that makes them feel empowered or pride for the small improvement they have made but we can safely say there deed is not unrecognised and that with this it has revealed a large need to for parents for children in care all around the world.

With that the crisis of Haiti drew a wide audience of concerned and passionate mothers who felt inclined to find placements and temporary families, with organisations such as the Greenff (Green Family Foundation), KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation), Ansarafamfnd (Ansara Family Fund) & Haiti Family Initiative.

As a result, some adoption agencies will subsidize the adoption costs, through state or other funding, to make trans-racial adoptions less expensive for prospective parents, according to Joan Jaeger, outreach and communications coordinator for the Cradle, an agency outside Chicago that specializes in trans-racial adoption. It can mean the difference between $13,000 for a black baby and $29,000 for a white one, Jaeger said.

The study found that African-American children are still disproportionately represented in foster care and remain less likely than children of other racial and ethnic groups to be adopted in a timely fashion. While black children accounted for 15 percent of America’s child population, they represented 32 percent of the 510,000 children in foster care in 2006.

Picture of Celebrities and people who have hit the headlines for adopting children;

According to Love Isn’t Enough, adoptive families were questioned about what race they’re open to adopting and here are the results:

88% would ‘accept’ a White baby

33% would ‘accept’ a South American or Hispanic baby

28% would ‘accept’ an Asian baby

14% would ‘accept’ a Black baby

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