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In transracial adoptions, children are placed with an adoptive family of another race.
These adoptions may be through public and private agencies or be independent, but most transracial adoptions take place through the public child welfare system.
The civil rights movement of the 1960s led to an increase in transracial adoptions involving black children and white parents.
This practice peaked in 1971, and one year later the National Association of Black Social Workers issued a statement opposing transracial adoption.
An estimated 15 percent of the 36,000 adoptions of foster children in 1998 were transracial or transcultural adoptions.
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