Half (54%) of Black UK adults say they could be open to adopting or fostering, or that they already have, along with a similar proportion of BAME individuals (48%).
Black adults who are open to adopting or fostering (or already have) are more likely than white adults (who say the same) to prefer to:
- foster (65% vs 49%) and adopt (63% vs 50%) a child who has the same ethnic background as them
- want to be assessed to foster or adopt by a social worker with a similar ethnic background to me (60% vs 46%)
- prefer to adopt a girl than a boy (54% vs 36%).
44% of Black UK adults who would prefer to adopt a child with an ethnic match would worry that their child might be bullied or treated differently for not being of the same ethnicity as them.