Sunday, March 14, 2010

International Adoption's Uncertain Future

The Christian Science Monitor has written a great piece that talks about big declines in international adoption. Looking at factors such as UNICEFs regulations and more countries like China and Russia adopting their own children, the article paints a picture of international adoption that is uncertain. On one hand, some of these declines are natural when you have a correction to arbitrary and sometimes out of control adoption policies, but the increasing regulations can also have a devastating affect on children who are caught in the legal crossfire. It is very hard right now to know if this is a good, corrective and healthy season for international adoption or the thing that shuts down momentum and goodwill. Time will tell.

Read for yourself by clicking HERE. Whatever the case, we must continue to do all that we can to see that those children who legitimately need a loving home are given one. Now is not a time to shrink back in frustration but continue to do all that we can on behalf of the orphan.