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Latest Six Words: 'Black Babies Cost Less To Adopt'

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That intersection of race and adoption has prompted many people to submit their six words to The Race Card Project, including this submission from a Louisiana woman: “Black babies cost less to adopt.”

Lantz and her husband, both white, are the adoptive parents of two African-American boys.

The Race Card Project spoke with social workers, adoption agencies and adoptive parents about adoption costs based on ethnicity.

Some agencies are also moving toward a uniform cost system where all adoptive parents would pay the same fees.

“One was a full African-American child, one was a biracial child and one was a white child,” Lantz says.

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