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British-Indian Couple Told they Can't Adopt a White Kid. Told to try India
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British-Indian Couple Told they Can't Adopt a White Kid. Told to try India
ADOPTION ROW Brit couple to sue after being told to adopt a child from India rather than the UK ‘because they’re Asian’

[In UK "Asian" refers to South Asians = Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi/Sri Lankan]

Quote:A BRITISH couple who say they were stopped from adopting a white child because they are of Asian heritage are planning to sue.

Sandeep and Reena Mander wanted to raise a youngster from any ethnic background.


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The UK-born couple were assessed by Adopt Berkshire, which visited their home and told them they were suitable as parents in every respect except race.

They claim they were told not to bother applying as the agency had only white youngsters on its books and white British or European applicants would get priority. The policy is lawful.


The Manders, who have tried IVF 16 times, allege they were told to adopt from India instead despite having no close links to the country.


Businessman Mr Mander told The Times: “What we didn’t expect was refusal for us to even apply for adoption, not because of our incapability to adopt, but because our cultural heritage was defined as ‘Indian/Pakistani’.”

The Manders claim they are victims of discrimination in the provision of services.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is backing their fight.

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Adopt Berkshire, run by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, did not comment but says on its website it tries to match a child’s “culture and religious heritage” with those of prospective adopters.

It adds that children are not kept waiting solely to “achieve a direct match”.

What do you guys think of this? Are you OK with them adopting them white kids? There's plenty of examples of white people adopting kids of other ethnicities.
06-27-2017 01:13 PM
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