One of the hottest news stories in Britain was a decision by a local government unit to take away foster children from members of the UK Independence Party on the grounds that the adoptive parents were ipso facto 'racist'. ... (more)
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Since: Mar 09
#1 Nov 25, 2012
Since: Dec 08
#2 Nov 26, 2012
I strongly disagree with the article. We are not talking here about removing children from their biological parents but rather about POTENTIAL foster and adoptive parents. They are interviewed about a lot of other things regarding their parenting ability. So why not about whether they are bigots?
The "baby box" story is also a poor analogy as regardless of how one feels about it, it only has to do with giving up and not with adopting.
The problem for society is to decide what is reasonable to accept for foster and adoptive parents. Certainly income, past criminal record, and the like are all reasonable areas to investigate. I would also put forward education, though that might rule out too many. On the other hand, it seems to me to be unreasonable to worry about whether the skin colour or eye shape is the same as the potential adoptee or what the parent's sexual orientation is or whether they are Communitists or Libertarians.
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