Saturday, June 02, 2007

Current State of International Adoption

Slowdowns in international adoption leave some waiting for baby
With difficulties in several key countries' international adoption programs, including China, Russia and Guatemala, local families are hunkering down for longer waits, considering different countries or taking a new look at domestic adoption...

Adopted children "are a gift from that country," Thogersen said. "Americans are not entitled to these children. Offices want to make the best decisions for the children.

"They're looking for families for children, not children for families," she said. "Sometimes that's forgotten."


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