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Coalition tries to rescue world's orphans

The Christian Orphan Care movement, a coalition of churches, non-profits and activists, is driven by a simple and compelling message: There are 150 million orphans in the world, and God wants you to help them right now. - USATODAY.COM

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Americans banned from adopting children from Kazakhstan.

U.S. citizens will not be able to adopt Kazakhstan children until U.S. authorities explain how two orphans from Kazakhstan ended up at the American ranch, reports citing chairwoman of the Commission for Children's Rights Protection of the Kazakhstan Ministry of Education and Science Raissa Sher. - People

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Eager to Adopt, Evangelicals Find Children, and Pitfalls, Abroad

But the movement has also revived debate about ethical practices in international adoptions, with fears that some parents and churches, in their zeal, have naÔvely entered terrain long filled with pitfalls, especially in countries susceptible to corruption. These include the risk of falsified documents for children who have relatives able to care for them, middlemen out to profit and perhaps bribe officials, and even the willingness of poor parents to send a child to a promised land without understanding the permanence of adoption. -

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Tdh celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and the Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption

20 years of existence of the Hague Adoption Convention shows that its ratification is not enough. Without effective implementation measures, the Convention itself cannot prevent abusive practices in international adoption. -

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March for Orphans Brings Attention to Broken International Adoption System

About 500 people, representing 37 states, gathered Friday in Washington, D.C., for the "Step Forward for Orphans March." The marchers had firsthand experience with the brokenness of the international adoption system. Some came with the children they struggled to adopt, others marched with photos of the children they have adopted.... -

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Russian adoption ban leaves U.S. families in an agonizing limbo

The new Russian law banning adoptions by U.S. families that took effect Jan. 1 erased the Nagels' plans to bring Timofey to America in March. In all, it stranded more than 330 families who had already begun stitching hoped-for Russian adoptees into the webs of their lives.-

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Sisters celebrate their adoption

Over the past five years, Glandt said, adoptions of foreign children by Americans have dropped by about 60 percent. By Robert C. Lopez, News & Record

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Adopting Ukrainian children full of pain, love

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09 Apr 2013 01:13 PM
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Scott and Rachel Lawry adopt brother and sister from Ukraine. The couple raised money for adoption through gifts and yard sales. -Story by Kym Klass, The Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser

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The Little Couple Adoption: Bringing Home Their 3-Year-Old Son

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20 Mar 2013 02:01 PM
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The reality stars, both of whom are little people, have adopted a 3-year-old boy who also has a form of dwarfism. -By Charlotte Triggs/

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US Senator Hopeful Vietnam Adoptions to Restart

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21 Feb 2013 11:43 AM
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Vietnam and the United States are close to an agreement allowing Americans to adopt Vietnamese children again. -By Chris Brummitt, Associated Press

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South Korea attempts to recall a US adoption

The bitter legal struggle of an American couple to adopt a Korean baby is touching on nationalist and ethnic sensitivities in South Korea. -By Donald Kirk|The Christian Science Monitor

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U.S. Adoptions From Abroad Decline Sharply

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25 Jan 2013 01:28 PM
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The number of foreign children adopted by Americans has plunged to its lowest level in more than a decade as some countries have cut back on adoptions to the United States and others have struggled to meet stricter standards intended to combat corruption and child trafficking. -By Rachel L. Swarns/NY Times

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Putin Defends Ban on US Adoptions of Russian Kids

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20 Dec 2012 01:02 PM
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President Vladimir Putin says a draft bill banning U.S. adoptions of Russian children is a legitimate response to a new U.S. law that calls for sanctions on Russians deemed to be human rights violators. But he has not committed to signing it. -By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press

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Promise kept: Clarksville family's journey through international adoption

The adventure Abeba speaks of began in 1994, when she was 4-years old and a Fort Campbell soldier named Billy Dickens walked into her hospital room in Addis, Ethiopia. -Written by Tavia D. Green, Leaf-Chronicle

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International adoptions drop by half in 5 years in Pennsylvania

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13 Nov 2012 12:40 PM
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The number of international adoptions in Pennsylvania dropped in half the past five years because of rising costs, new restrictions and some countries closing adoption programs. -By The number of international adoptions in Pennsylvania dropped in half the past five years because of rising costs, new restrictions and some countries closing adoption programs. -By Rachel Weaver, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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