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Racial Diversity in adoptions on the rise

Lynette Clemetson and Ron Nixon of The New York Times looked at federal records and data maintained by Cornell University to identify a rise in interracial adoptions. "In 2004, 26 percent of black children adopted from foster care, about 4,200, were adopted transracially, nearly all by whites. That is up from roughly 14 percent, or 2,200, in 1998." Included in the report is a graphic which illustrates the changing trends in transracial adoptions.

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