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Multi-ethnic Placement Act

This law prevents discrimination based on race in the adoption process.

Multiethnic Placement Act

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 everyday 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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For additional information please visit Adoption Laws.

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