Typically, African-American families have more opportunities for domestic adoptions, experts say.
Black families take in more than 800,000 children in informal adoption arrangements of extended family members, according to the National Association of Black Social Workers.
Black families also have more opportunities to adopt an African-American child in the United States "because the African-American birth mother will place with an African-American couple," Osborne said.
The myth that black families do not adopt has been shattered by research of experts such as Dr. Robert Hill, sociologist and author of "The Strengths of Black Families," which shows that African-American families adopt at a rate three to four times that of any other ethnic group.
In Colorado, African-Americans adopt at about three times the rate of whites and Latinos, and six times the rate of Asians, according to the 2006-08 American Community Survey three-year estimates.
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