That was a record-breaking year for international adoptions in the U.S.—but so was the year before that and the year before that.
But taken together, the global tightening of the international adoption “market” represents a sea change in global child welfare policy.
Ten years later, Romania, in the face of mounting criticism, shuttered its international adoption program.
And when the alternative to foreign adoption is institutionalization or worse, she says, the benefits far outweigh the minimal risks.
Not Just How Many, But WhomThe dramatic shift in international adoption has not only been one of quantity, but also of kind.