17 Nov 2011

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11/17/2011: “Fewer Babies Available For Adoption By U.S. Parents,” NPR

Today, an NPR piece by Alan Greenblatt details the current situation of international adoption. An excerpt:

“…Evidence of corruption within Ethiopia’s adoption system means the Franklins and other American and European couples are facing much longer wait times and greater difficulty in bringing children back from that country.

Adoption agencies and orphanages there are closing fast. Just in the past year, the number of U.S. adoptions of Ethiopian children has dropped 30 percent.

It’s become a familiar story in the world of international adoption. The nations that traditionally have sent the most children to the United States, including South Korea, China, Guatemala and Russia, have all cut back…”

Read or listen to the full piece here: http://www.npr.org/2011/11/17/142344354/fewer-babies-available-for-adoption-by-u-s-parents

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