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Black babies not 'normal,' according to DHS website

Posted By on Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 9:42 AM

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UPDATE: DHS has removed the question from the site. Above is a screen grab from yesterday.

A reader points out some racially charged wording on the Arkansas Heart Gallery website, where the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Children and Family Services houses info about adoption. In the FAQ section, under the question "WHAT ABOUT ADOPTING AN INFANT?" is this passage:

Over the past few decades, the number of healthy, Caucasian infants, who are relinquished to DHS/DCFS for adoption has decreased sharply. DHS/DCFS is not taking applications for normal, healthy newborns. DHS/DCFS continues to accept applications to adopt a healthy, African American child from birth to two years.

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