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Targeted Outreach is fine, I've done it myself trying to get minorities to register for Bone Marrow registries and for Blood Drives not to get Hispanic blood for Hispanic patients but for all people. To say that an Hispanic child will be "traumatized" when they are placed in homes that are not Hispanic is completely wrong. I wonder what the reaction would have been if an Irish/Polish/Italian organization said the same thing about putting their children with Hispanics and how they would be tramatized for the cultural and language barriers? Language barriers? What's wrong with having Hispanic foster children and Hispanic foster parents living in America learn English?

This article just tells me that Hispanics don't really care what happens to their orphaned and foster children; otherwise, there would be thousands of good Catholic Hispanic Parents waiting in line to protect "their" children and "their" culture and "their" language. 250 families in a state which has a very-large population of Hispanics residing in it is certainly a very sad and poor testament of the Hispanic community's dedication and resolve in this matter.

What are the goals and objectives for this new outreach program? To find parents to preserve a culture and foreign language or to find a loving and caring home for a child? Yea, let's get the dept. of Human Services involved so the children can be placed in homes where their teenaged clients are starved and weigh only 45lbs. when they reach 19 yrs. old and where children under their care are murdered and burried in basements.

And, now that we are going to place children according to culture and ethnicity, I guess we can't "traumatize" a Polish Child by placing him with a Greek or Italian family, could we? When will this nonsense ever stop?

1 posted on 05/28/2004 5:00:55 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: Coleus

Where is the foster father? Only single mothers need be praised? Where are the stories of the single hispanic father? Fatherhood must be verboten.


2 posted on 05/28/2004 5:40:24 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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The same special interests that messed up adoption of black babies by white and mixed race families are at work here. I'm pretty sour against these groups because my mom was rejected by the state adoption agency because she was not a citizen (but really it was because my father was a white man).


3 posted on 05/28/2004 5:43:09 PM PDT by cyborg
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To: Coleus

Are all of the children proven to be here legally? If not, they should either be deported, or the Mexican govt should be picking up the tab for their care.


5 posted on 05/28/2004 5:57:58 PM PDT by ikka
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YOu must realize that Spanish is the culture of force.. and also the language of force.. kids here in s california have no choice in either... it is spanish only.. their cultures, holidays and traditions.. language..


6 posted on 05/28/2004 6:10:09 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: Coleus; Cacique
A "Loving Hispanic Woman" is Clemenza's ideal as well. :-)

OK, but do we put a poor, black Dominican child from Paterson in the house of a wealthy, blonde Argentinean couple in Ridgewood?

A loving family is a loving family. The idiocy and racism of the left on the adoption issue never ceases to piss me off.

7 posted on 05/28/2004 6:21:06 PM PDT by Clemenza (Strolling along country roads with my baby...)
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9 posted on 05/28/2004 6:35:16 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: Coleus

I spose it wont 'traumatize' them to take 'white folks' money for their projects programs
and other race baiting ripoffs and scams


10 posted on 05/28/2004 6:37:28 PM PDT by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: Coleus
Actually, I have to say I don't see a big problem with the attitude. Perhaps "traumatize" is the wrong word but it's not insane to suggest that for a 6-14 year old kid who is Hispanic and grew up in a more or less "Hispanic" household, there could be a kind of "culture shock" if they are placed with a non-Hispanic family. (Not a *fatal* or *disastrous* "culture shock" or anything, and let's face it the kid is already "shocked", but still....). In such cases, I don't see how acknowledging this, and trying to find a home that is as much "like" the one he grew up in, is bad for the kid. (Well, unless of course the kid *hated* the home he grew up in....;-)

Obviously, all other things being equal it's better to be placed with a white (or, any) foster parent than none at all, but I don't see why it's necessarily flawed to view being Hispanic as a potential advantage for a foster parent when placing a Hispanic kid.

Caveat: If we're talking about kids who are very young (or, grown up enough not to care anymore...), I'd guess that this factor kind of disappears, since how are they going to know either way? A two-year-old probably hasn't soaked up enough of his mother's "culture" to be "shocked" by another, or at least, to be shocked any more than he already is by being apart from his mother for whatever reason.

And I'm sure that at least some, perhaps most of the people pushing the "it's better for Hispanic kids to be placed with Hispanic foster parents" line would disagree with me about that, they'd say "no, even for two-year-olds, even for babies, they should have a Hispanic foster parent!!!". Otherwise they're "losing their culture"!!! In other words, I'm pretty sure a lot of the social-worker-type people who make these decisions, view "culture" in the usual lefty sort of way, as a race-determined absolute to be preserved for its own sake, especially if it's nonwhite (for all the usual multi-culti reasons). And, I certainly don't. On that I would part company with them, if that's what they're saying.

11 posted on 05/28/2004 6:37:49 PM PDT by Dr. Frank fan
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My beloved sister is adopted, and is Hispanic-Honduran, to be precise. She has always known that she is adopted, and that she is Hispanic; we have made sure that she at least keeps some Spanish, and have continued to keep her in touch with her foster family in Honduras. But there is no doubt in her mind who her real family is, and feels insulted when people expect her to "be" Latin. She has grown up to be a very bright, assertive and independent-minded young woman (she is only turning thirteen next month, but she is mature enough that I can call her a woman), and I am proud to call her my sister. I can honestly say from experience that it shouldn't matter what the ethnic or cultural background of a family is, when what really matters is that a child be placed in a loving and caring environment.
14 posted on 05/28/2004 7:23:54 PM PDT by RightWingAtheist
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No child should lose their culture, their sense of identity when circumstances require they be removed from their home.

Maybe the culture is the problem ?

17 posted on 05/28/2004 7:38:02 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Resolve to perform what you must; perform without fail that what you resolve.)
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Eighteen percent of the 65,000 foster children in New Jersey are Hispanic, but only 250 foster homes are bilingual and equipped to handle their needs, state officials say.

Maybe if the politicians would stop pandering to illegals, there wouldn't be such an imbalance.

And it should be obvious that any culture which produces so many children in need of government assistance is superior. Heaven forbid we should remove anyone from it.

19 posted on 05/28/2004 7:45:40 PM PDT by Moonman62
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If she wants culture, she should go back to her own country.


21 posted on 05/28/2004 7:54:07 PM PDT by freekitty
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Quintana says that staying in a home that is culturally familiar helps foster children feel a sense of comfort and continuity.

Try publicly stating that you want to rear your children in "white" culture and you'd be arrested by the hate police.

Only "whites" are not allowed to have a "culture" that they can impart to their children.

24 posted on 05/28/2004 8:17:15 PM PDT by twas
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To: Coleus

Housing discrimination is another well-kept state secret. Many landlords would rather rent to those on assistance, because they can be sure of the government check. Sometimes they prejudge you before you get out of the car - if you're white, don't bother.


28 posted on 05/28/2004 9:29:29 PM PDT by P.O.E.
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I have nothing good to say here.


29 posted on 05/28/2004 10:27:45 PM PDT by TLI (...........ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA..........)
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Race-obsessed government morons are applauded for screwing up children's lives. Yippeee.

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30 posted on 05/28/2004 10:40:01 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Pre-empt the third murder attempt: Pray for Terri Schindler-Schiavo!)
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