Multiethnic Placement Act (MEPA) & Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI)
Basic requirements of the laws:
- Prohibits federally funded foster care and adoption agencies from delaying or denying the placement of a child for adoption or into foster care based on the race, color or national origin of the adoptive or foster parent or of the child involved.
- Prohibits federally funded agencies from denying any person the opportunity to become an adoptive or foster parent on the basis of race, color or national origin of the person or the child involved.
- Prohibits discrimination based on race, color or national origin in the administration of programs receiving federal funds.