Friday, July 06, 2007

IA is Getting Harder

No kidding.

Experts: International Adoptions Grow Difficult
CHICAGO -- Every year, hundreds of Chicagoans adopt internationally.

Many choose to go overseas to avoid the complication of birth parents and uncertain waits in domestic adoption. Now, those families are waiting longer than they ever expected to bring home a baby they can't wait to meet.

In recent months, political and cultural changes in China have made adopting internationally much more difficult -- now there's a much longer wait.

"It's a difficult time in the field of adoption," said Richard Pearlman, executive director of Family Resource Center in Chicago, which facilitates about 100,000 international adoptions each year.

Fact check alert: I think there are about 20,000 to 25,000 international adoptions into the US each year, so I don't know where the 100,000 number comes from.


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