My wife and I are thinking of adopting and shockingly found in Texas, the cost for a white infant was $35,000 and the cost of a black infant was $17,000 – these are published numbers on private adoption websites.
A Freakonomics comment on the supply and demand for babies.
I imagine market segmentation (not necessarily the same thing as racism) plus differential supply is the most likely explanation, but I am still a bit depressed.
Research suggests the pattern is a general one.
Hat tip James Choi.