Originally Posted by palmetto defender
I do not know the demographics of U.S. babies up for adoption to U.S. parents.
However, there have been about 60,000 Russian babies adopted by U.S. parents. I believe the fact they are white and available has a lot to do with parents looking there. I believe (no proof) that white U.S. born children available for adoption are "claimed" immediately and before they are even born.
I think that's definitely part of it, though it seems there are at least as many Asian babies adopted as Russian, if not more, if my kids' schools and in our neighborhood is remotely representative.
To fish's OP, as far as I know, parents have to surrender their parental rights to the children (or be forced to), so to consider a homeless child 'adoptable' is a stretch, I think. Ditto 'unwanted' - depending on your definition - there are certainly those who want the gov't $, and therefore wouldn't put the child up. I think most U.S. parents who want to put their child up for adoption are able to, obviously considering health, age (pretty sure healthy infants get adopted), etc.