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Family Adopts Baby Orphan With Stage-4 Cancer

by AdoptionMedia on
03 Jul 2013 10:45 AM
Category: China Adoption (

Shelly White and her growing family wanted to adopt the little girl to ensure she wouldn’t die alone if her condition worsened. However, the adoption would cost at least $20,000, and the family was already living in a three-bedroom, one-bathroom home with two young girls and two boys. -

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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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The differences between domestic and international adoption and available grants for both

Okay, let’s go to international adoption. Contrast for us — I mean, there is going to obviously be some significant differences between domestic and international adoption. What does that process look like? -

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Orphans restricted to domestic adoption; churches needed

In Guatemala, adoptions are currently closed on the international front. With so many Guatemalan orphans left, there needs to be a domestic response for their care.- Mission Network News

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Russia's adoption ban pains Ohio families

by AdoptionMedia on
04 Jun 2013 08:13 AM
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The ban has rallied Ohio lawmakers: All 18 members of the state’s congressional delegation — including both senators and House Speaker John Boehner, who because of his position rarely signs such letters — urged Obama to talk to Putin about the issue during the G8 summit, scheduled for this month.| The Columbus Dispatch

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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 naďvely 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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Nearly One-Third Of US Foreign Adoptions Come From China

by AdoptionMedia on
23 May 2013 08:47 AM
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Of the 8,619 children adopted by American families last year, including kids from more than 40 countries, more than 30% came from China...- All News Is Global |

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International adoptions: slow, expensive, rewarding

In the past, international adoptions were perceived as a manageable way of becoming a parent. In 2004, there were 22,991 international adoptions by American parents, according to the State Department. By 2011, that number had dropped 60 percent to 9,319. -

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Russia's children rights ombudsman to go to U.S to tackle adoption problem

by AdoptionMedia on
22 May 2013 02:13 PM
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Russian children rights commissioner Pavel Astakhov intends to go to the United States in June and plans to attend establishment of a special bilateral body to deal with adopted children. | Russia Beyond The Headlines

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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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Tanya Barfield gently tackles adoption politics in ‘The Call’

by AdminFA on
15 Apr 2013 09:57 AM
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In Tanya Barfield’s new play, Peter and Annie set their sights abroad after fertility drugs and an Arizona adoption fail. -By Elisabeth Vincentelli, NY Post

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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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