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42 USC 1996b
TITLE 42--THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
CHAPTER 21--CIVIL RIGHTS
Sec. 1996b. Interethnic adoption
(1) Prohibited conduct
A person or government that is involved in adoption or foster care
placements may not--
(A) deny to any individual the opportunity to become an adoptive
or a foster parent, on the basis of the race, color, or national
origin of the individual, or of the child, involved; or
(B) delay or deny the placement of a child for adoption or into
foster care, on the basis of the race, color, or national origin of
the adoptive or foster parent, or the child, involved.
Noncompliance with paragraph (1) is deemed a violation of title VI
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.].
(3) No effect on the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978
This subsection shall not be construed to affect the application of
the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 [25 U.S.C. 1901 et seq.].
(Pub. L. 104-188, title I, Sec. 1808(c), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1904.)
References in Text
The Civil Rights Act of 1964, referred to in par. (2), is Pub. L.
88-352, July 2, 1964, 78 Stat. 241, as amended. Title VI of the Act is
classified generally to subchapter V (Sec. 2000d et seq.) of this
chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short
Title note set out under section 2000a of this title and Tables.
The Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, referred to in par. (3), is
Pub. L. 95-608, Nov. 8, 1978, 92 Stat. 3069, as amended, which is
classified principally to chapter 21 (Sec. 1901 et seq.) of Title 25,
Indians. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short
Title note set out under section 1901 of Title 25 and Tables.