By 2015 international adoptions had dropped 72 percent, to 12,000 in total.
Why are international adoptions imploding?
Such statistics call into question whether “the best interest of the child” is really why countries cancel international adoptions.
Who’s in charge hereThe Hague Convention on International Adoption was supposed to resolve such problems by making adoption safer and more straightforward.
But rather than encourage foreign adoptions, many experts argue that the convention has contributed to their decline.