Oh yes, quite wonderful!
Sue Cotton, head of adoption services at the NCH children\’s charity, said that allowing a white family to adopt an ethnic minority child was not practical. “When we talk to couples we explain they have to meet all the child\’s needs, and ethnicity is one of their needs. They would struggle to meet that, no matter how well-meaning and understanding they are.”
So what happens to such ethnic minority children? No doubt they are all placed with families of the appropriate background?
Ethnic minority children are over-represented in the care system. Just under 80 per cent of those in the system are white compared with 87 per cent of the overall population. The Government has commissioned a report into the issue. BAAF said that ethnic minority children almost always stay in care longer than white children, and a greater proportion were not adopted at all.
Ah, no, some are not adopted at all. They grow up in the council care system, that greatest and most reliable single predictor of a life of failure.
Isn\’t that wonderful? Much, much better that a life should be entirely trashed than it should be lived without adequate deference to ethnicity, don\’t you think?