critical need

I know I’ve posted about this before, but I’m gonna do it again.  And again and again, probably.  The fact that biracial (and af/am) children are in the “critical need” category based solely on their race is unsettling to me.  So, let’s get out there and adopt them 🙂

Catholic Charities to hold information session on adoption

Wilmington, Del. –

Catholic Charities Inc. will host a free informational session for parents who want to learn more about building a family through adoption.

All are welcome to explore opportunities to adopt children in critical need, including African American children, biracial children and special needs children at the late February program.

“These children, ranging in age from infants to age 17, need parents now,” Catholic Charities’ Executive Director Richelle A. Vible said. “If you can, please consider opening your heart to the possibility of creating a family through adoption. It is a special blessing to become the most important person in a child’s life.”

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Adoption process is more involved than many realize

By Karamagi Rujumba, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Within the United States, a private adoption could cost that much($22,000-25,000), in both time and money, especially depending on the race of the child a family wants to adopt, experts say.

“We are always in need of families to adopt African-American and mixed-race babies,” said Connie Bach, director of adoption for Children’s Home of Pittsburgh and Lemieux Family Center, a full service agency in Friendship.

Full service means that her agency helps walk prospective adoptive parents through the process, which includes a security background check, a family analysis profile, matching and placement of the child before a court can put its stamp of approval on an adoption.

“Something people should know about adoption is that it often takes time, but if a family is truly committed to the process, it can be the most rewarding thing,” said Ms. Bach, whose agency mostly focusses on adoption of babies within the United States.

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