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International adoption on the decline?

International adoption on the decline?

I stumbled on an article about the drop in international adoption. When we first started out we first looked at international adoption because it seemed the ‘sure thing’.  Now it seems that some countries are closing there doors. Or stricter rules are now in place contrary to 10 years ago.

We also thought like many others starting out in adoption that international takes the birthmother out of the picture. We thought maybe you can adopt a healthy infant, but now it seems children are older and may have some mental difficulties from being in institutional care. It just shows adoption isn’t an easy path either way you choose, it’s one that comes with risk, financial burden, stress, and uncertainty on both domestic and international.

http://yourlife.usatoday.com/parenting-family/story/2011/07/Drop-in-international-adoptions-sparks-debate/49630702/1

I liked the quote at the end of this article the best:

“It takes a commitment to a child, whether you know who that child is today, or you don’t. The commitment is unbelievably important.”

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