It is not society's place to decide for parents whether they are capable of parenting a child of a different race or ethnic background

Thesis: It is not society’s place to decide for parents whether they are capable of parenting a child of a different race or ethnic background

I. The issue of transracial adoptions

A. Discussion of Ashley’s adoption

  1. Parents infertility

  2. Adoption through private agency

B. Race or ethnicity not a barrier to adoption

II. Transracial adoption problems

A. What the numbers show

  1. Few black to white adoptions

  2. Fewer white to black adoptions

B. Attitudes toward mixed-race adoptions

C. Arguments against transracial adoptions

D. Effects of Multiethnic Placement Act

III. Some consequences of attitudes against transracial adoptions

A. Different race children taken from foster parents

  1. Placed in group homes

  2. Adopted by “strangers”

B. U.S. children placed overseas

IV. What the studies show about transracial adoption

V. Solutions to the problem