Social workers were under fire last night after a report revealed they were breaking up foster families because the parents were the wrong colour.
It said official attempts to take mixed-race and black children away from white foster parents are heard ‘regularly’ in the family courts.
Race rules say they can only be adopted by adults of the same ethnic background. The guidance claims ethnic minority children suffer mental health difficulties if brought up by white parents.
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But critics attacked the policy as misguided. Patricia Morgan, an author on adoption and the family, said: ‘There is no evidence that children brought up by parents of a different race suffer mental health problems.
‘If that was true President Obama would be a danger to us all.’
The U.S. leader was born to a white American mother and an African father.