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Disproportionate problem, Lubbock children up for adoption

By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Why is there a higher percentage of African American up for adoption in the greater Lubbock areas as compared to White and Hispanic children?

Officials with Children's Protective Services are asking the question and what to do about it in a public hearing Thursday evening in Lubbock. The meeting is 6:30 PM at the CPS office at 1103 MLK Blvd.

A spokesman for the Department of Family and Protective Services, which is the parent agency of CPS, says African Americans make up 9.9% of the total Lubbock County population (as of 2009).  However, 33.6% of all child removals in Lubbock County involved African American families, and 30.9% of all children waiting to be adopted in Lubbock County are African American.

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