This trend represents a tremendous shift in the culture of adoption in this country and has put new stresses on the global adoption system.
Governments that once prioritized orphanage care for children are now supporting family preservation, family reintegration and domestic adoption for children.
We’ve worked alongside government partners to establish in-country foster care and adoption programs in China and Ethiopia — the first of their kind in Asia and Africa.
In the past, a family facing poverty or a temporary setback might have placed their child for international adoption.
It just makes sense to empower local families to care for children in their own community, not just because of the benefits for the children and the community, but also financially.