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International Adoption Policy

The Department of State Wishes You a Happy National Adoption Month

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Frank Ligtvoet

This month on the 4th the Department of State's Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Michele Bond issued a statement on the occasion of National A...

Adopting? Proceed Reverently

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

I welcome the on-going dialogue about adoption, with hope it can lead to better care and protections for children worldwide. I pray for understanding and grace as we all continue this conversation.

'Re-homing' After Adoption: Teasing Out the Problem

Lori Holden | Posted 11.11.2013 | Parents
Lori Holden

Did you know that you can give your child to a stranger without alerting anyone but a notary public? Do you know that people actually do give away children without notifying anyone but a notary public?

Anatomy of an Adoption Crisis

Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism

The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi "believes that there is fraud in the overwhelming majority of cases of infants offered for international adoption" from Vietnam.

The Baby Business

Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism

Too often, the disproportionately large amounts of money that American adoption agencies have sent into underdeveloped countries has induced unscrupulous middlemen to buy, coerce, or even kidnap children away from their families.