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                                    42 USC 1996b
 
                 TITLE 42--THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
 
                        CHAPTER 21--CIVIL RIGHTS
 
                         SUBCHAPTER I--GENERALLY
 
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.

(2) Enforcement

    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.


General Information Federal Coordination and Compliance
Federal Coordination and Compliance
Title VI Hotline: 1-888-TITLE-06
(1-888-848-5306) (Voice / TTY)
Leadership
Deeana Jang
Chief
Contact
U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
Federal Coordination and Compliance Section, NWB
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530

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