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Consider Adopting A Hard-To-Place Child

Nationally, there are 80-100 families for every healthy, white infant available for adoption and nearly one to two million families hoping to adopt those children. By my estimation, there are 4 or 5 families for every bi-racial (black and white mixed) baby and less than one family for every African-American baby available for adoption. Likewise, there is a significant shortage of families to adopt children who are drug and alcohol exposed, and whose birth mothers’ medical histories include bi-polarism or any other mental illnesses…

Nationally, there are 80-100 families for every healthy, white infant available for adoption and nearly one to two million families hoping to adopt those children. By my estimation, there are 4 or 5 families for every bi-racial (black and white mixed) baby and less than one family for every African-American baby available for adoption. Likewise, there is a significant shortage of families to adopt children who are drug and alcohol exposed, and whose birth mothers’ medical histories include bi-polarism or any other mental illnesses.

What strikes me as interesting about all of this is that a number of families will consider adopting a child from another country where they obtain virtually no information about the background of the birth parents, and often, the children who are adopted from other countries have brown skin, but they would not consider adopting a “hard to place child” born in this country.

There are many babies available to the type that I have described. If you know someone who would be interested in adopting hard-to-place newborn, we hope that you will have them contact us. I can be reached via e-mail at steve@kirsh.com or via our website, http://www.kirsh.com./

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