Can I adopt a child of another race?

Yes. In October, 1995, the Multi-Ethnic Placement Act became effective. This act and subsequent revisions bar any agency which receives federal funding and is involved in adoption from discriminating on the basis of race when considering adoption opportunities for children. The one exception to this law is when the child is a Native American child. The child's tribe may designate the child's placement with a Native American adoptive parent.

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