Vintage Post 6/5/10: Black Babies and Neo-Nazis: A Cautionary Tale of Interracial Adoption

But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.โ€Woe to the world because of its stumbling blocks! For it is inevitable that stumbling blocks come; but woe to that man through whom the stumbling block comes! Matthew 18:6-7

When I saw the Sandra Bullock and Baby Louis People Magazine cover unlike many Americans I did not think that the adoption was a happy ending. As a graduate student of social work I am taught to assess information and as an undergraduate student of Human Development I was taught about the importance of early childhood development. This information made me very disturbed by the fact that a fellow social worker placed an African-American baby in a home with a Nazi sympathizer.

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