Multi-ethnic Placement Act
This law prevents discrimination based on race in the adoption process.
As with other important adoption related legislation, this law addresses many important adoption and other adoption-related issues. However, knowledge of the specifics of the Act has little practical every day use for adopting persons. The Multiethnic Placement Act (MEPA) of 1994 (P.L. 103-382, Title V, Part E) has decreased the time children in foster care were waiting to be adopted, prevented discrimination when making foster care and adoptive placements, and facilitated the recruitment of foster and adoptive families.
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