Bethany Christian Services’ Controversial New Appeal: Factor Race Into Adoption
There’s a federal law on the books that prohibits race from being a factor in an adoption. This Multi-Ethnic Placement Act (MEPA) is intended to remove barriers to adopting children of color.
Bethany Christian Services says the law needs to change. The agency believes the law limits the proper education of parents before a trans-racial adoption. That’s because, under MEPA, all adoptions must be treated the same, whether white parents are adopting white children or children of color.