AMISH IN THE NEWS

BLACK MENNONITES

This is a fascinating article about some Old Order Mennonites in Pennsylvania who have adopted some African-American children. I am aware of some African-American children who have also been adopted by Old Order Amish. Outsiders who join the Amish and choose to stay and marry into the church bring with them a precious cargo of diverse genes, something desperately needed among the insular “plain people.” Lack of genetic diversity has resulted in many birth defects and unusual disorders in some Amish settlements. Click here to read the full story.

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