Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Why Choose International Adoption?

More couples looking overseas for adoption
Globe-trotting celebrities like Angelina Jolie are shining a spotlight on international adoption, helping to increase awareness of a practice that hasn't received this much attention since children were airlifted to safety at the end of the Vietnam War.

Many local parents who have adopted a child from another country said they had a number of reasons for doing so, including humanitarian ones. However, the biggest motivation for many was the fear that an American birth mother would change her mind...

Others said they were attracted to the lower cost of international adoptions. Some wanted to avoid the long wait to adopt a baby in this country. And sometimes, health history prevented them from adopting an American child.


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