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.