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Exporting Black Babies

February 23, 2005

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Why are so many Black children in America being adopted by white foreigners?
What does this tell us about adoptions and racism in America and abroad?
And about new strategies to encourage mothers to put their children up for adoption rather than have abortions?
Should America’s black children be raised by white families? By foreign families? By gay families?
When, if ever, is it wrong to take children out of foster homes and put them in loving homes?
Mark makes his comments and invites yours on a special 60 Minutes report, played in its entirety on today’s show.

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  • Vicky February 24, 2005 5:35 pm

    Good show Mark. I just finished listening – a day late. The huge difference in costs of adopting are astonishing.
    At the beginning of the show, you made a comment that quickly caught my attention and it was that pro-choice people are asking the question that maybe we shouldn’t have more babies from poor black families until all the babies are wanted.
    (Is this a racist reaction?) Of course their answer is abortion. And of course pro-choice (pro-abortion) is Planned Parenthood – Planned Parenthood the biggest provider of abortions in America – abortions are a big money maker for this organization. However, the point I want to make is that Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood was as racist as anyone could be. There’s a lot of information on the web about her and her philosophy.
    At a March 1925 international birth control gathering in New York City, a speaker warned of the menace posed by the “black” and “yellow” peril. The man was not a Nazi or Klansman; he was Dr. S. Adolphus Knopf, a member of Margaret Sanger’s American Birth Control League (ABCL), which along with other groups eventually became known as Planned Parenthood. Sanger believed in the sterilization of “inferior” or “unfit” people.
    See more at this link:
    Frankly, I’m surprised that sterilization hasn’t become an issue. Could it be because abortion is such a profitable industry?
    I have a question and correct me if I’m wrong but I sense a placement of blame on white Americans for not adopting American’s black children. Why aren’t we asking the immediate families of these children or other black families to step up?
    I am very much in favor of the open adoption and any prospective parents who are researching the issue of adoption should give this alot of consideration. I believe it is in the best interest of the child and that is what we all need to look at.
    With more open adoptions, the birth mother (or parents as it may be in some cases) can then have a say as to whether they are ok with their child going to a couple of a different race or even their child being raised by a gay couple. I doubt that there are very few girls/women who give a baby up for adoption who wouldn’t wish to have some input into their child’s life even in a small way.

  • Mark Levine February 23, 2005 5:13 pm

    I’m afraid I agree. I think a Black baby adopted by Canadians is probably more likely to have a better life than one raised right here in the USA.

  • Fred Dawes February 23, 2005 4:55 pm

    Mark I love you, but don’t you understand this is an empire and many kids from black mother’s will have a good life outside this so called nation.
    any-way, “mark” the kids will keep u.s citizenship. Oh yes, the kids will also get a real education outside the empire, and will not be part of some drug gang in-side our cities. but think about how we our becoming a third world people, and within 30 years all the world we be forced into two empire, the west and east.