Haha. I can't imagine a family telling their kid "Sorry we don't need you around any more." then forget all about them.
I did read they ditched the first Claire for being to dark. Also that girl from singing group 3LW said she was kicked out for being too dark. To be honest I have noticed when Hollywood casts little black girls (young children and teens) they tend to be light skin with looser hair. Tia and Tamara types. Not always but usually. The black boys I see light and dark skin.