African American Families, African American Adoption, Black Families, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Discounting Black Children: How the Racially Skewed Economics of Adoption Devalue Black Lives | Atlanta Black Star It’s a menu unlike any other. Or, paradoxically, it’s a menu too much like any other, where economics determines the value of the listed commodities.



Except these are not commodities, these are children. And they are in need of a home. The menu relays their value. For an African-American baby, you’ll likely spend about $17,000 and, for a young African-American girl, you’ll pay the same. If that doesn’t quite work for you, and you prefer a biracial baby of either gender or a biracial girl, the cost will commonly climb all the way up to $25,000.

However, if you aspire to claim the American adoption system’s most prized possessions — a biracial male preschooler or a Caucasian newborn — you’ll cough up a whopping $30,000 for your discerning taste, given these valuable human trophies don’t come cheap.

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The mission of the Michigan Federation for Children and Families is to unite private, nonprofit human service providers, advocates, customers, individuals and funders to… influence public policy in support of children, families and individuals’ reaching their full potential; identify, develop and implement efficient and effective services to Michigan’s most vulnerable children and families; and support and enhance the ability of Michigan’s private, nonprofit agencies to provide human services. (Website).