Friday, July 06, 2007

IA: Some Warnings and Some Advice

An Op Ed from Richard Klarberg, President & CEO of Council on Accreditation:

International adoption not as easy as stars make it look
When celebrities such as Angelina Jolie and Madonna adopt children from desperately poor countries, they send a powerful message about the plight of these children and the need for inter-country adoption.

But they don't necessarily set a proper example. Although the number of foreign adoptions by American citizens has doubled over the last decade, from 11,340 to upwards of 22,000, most Americans do not have the means or the access of a celebrity. For them, inter-country adoptions can be a harrowing process.


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