Multi-Ethnic Placement Act
- A federal law preventing the delay or denial of adoption or foster care placement based on the race, color, or national origin of the child or the foster or adoptive parents, and requiring states to actively recruit foster and adoptive families who reflect the ethnic and racial diversity of children needing homes
- The Multi-Ethnic Placement Act prevents adopting agencies from denying a couple based on their racial or national backgrounds.
- Because of the Multi-Ethnic Placement Act, states are encouraged to actively recruit a diverse pool of potential adoptive parents.
- Under the Multi-Ethnic Placement Act, the placement of a child in foster care can't be delayed due to racial considerations.