Friday, March 1, 2013

Reconsidering Intercountry Adoption: Who Wants to Adopt and Who Could Be Adopted

By Christopher Balding

DollChainsDiagonal440 This article, which is based on a working paper presented at the Ninth Annual Adoption Law and Policy Conference in March 2012, utilizes the 2006-2008 National Survey on Family Growth (conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control), the USAID/ UNICEF Demographic and Health Surveys, and UN and U.S. Census Bureau data in order to profile adoptive parents in the United States and examine the serious and often life-threatening dangers faced by orphaned and vulnerable children.

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