Children who need permanent, loving families through adoption come in all colors. Many adopting parents prefer to adopt children with a skin color similar to their own, although skin color and/or ethnicity is immaterial to other parents.
When people plan to adopt children internationally, they may expect the children to be Caucasian in appearance. However, many children from other countries, including those in Eastern Europe, range from light-skinned to dark-skinned and many are ethnically mixed.
As a result, prospective adoptive parents who are sensitive to the issue of skin color should carefully evaluate their position before adopting a foreign child.
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©2000 by Christine Adamec and William Pierce, Ph.D. Reprinted from The Encyclopedia of Adoption, 2nd Edition (2nd Edition) with permission of Facts On File, Inc.
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