Americans know international adoption well. Look around. There are families all over with adopted children from China, Korea, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Russia.
But the profile of American adoption is changing. International adoption is way down over the last decade. Down by more than half. Sometimes it’s a political change: Russia just threw the brakes on last fall. Guatemala is housecleaning its adoption process. China has decided it needs its girls.
And there are a hundred thousand children in the US foster care system ready for adoption.
This hour, On Point: the changing global profile US adoption.Source: www.onpoint.wbur.org