The Office of Childrens Issues in the U.S. State Department has created a new website specifically for International Adoptions, Intercountry Adoption. This new site has much of the information previously provided through the travel.state.gov site plus more information about the Hague and more up to date statistics and charts for each country. It is valuable resource for anyone interested in international adoptions.
Another new resource on the web is This Website from The Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism. Created by the author of the recent article, “The Lie We Love“, E.J. Graff, this site is a wealth of information and links pertaining to the most popular countries for International Adoptions. Like the article, this site contains a lot of information that is difficult to read. It could also be argued that each country is presented in a negative light as the more positive aspects of adoptions are not highlighted. However the facts are well documented and linked. It may not be an easy site to read, but it is a very important one. I would urge anyone who is in the process of choosing a country to adopt from to visit this site before making your final decision. Some countries have more severe corruption issues than others and PAP’s have a responsibility to seek out the most ethical programs available. Unfortunately all too often PAP’s don’t find out about underlying issues until they are deeply invested in their adoptions – but this website may help prevent that.
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