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Inside the Adoption Agency: Understanding Intercountry Adoption in the Era of the Hague Convention

The History of Intercountry Adoption: Predictions for its Future

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Editor’s Choice, Publisher’s Choice, iUniverse

Book Classifications:Parenting and Family, Politics and Government, Professional and Education, Reference, Travel


A resource for prospective adoptive parents and professionals, the book includes the history of intercountry adoption, its future, and legislation criminalizing abduction, exploitation, sale, and trafficking of children in countries that signed The Hague Convention.

Personal stories from around the globe illustrate important points, such as black market adoptions, illegal placements, and the plight of non-citizen adoptees living in the United States.

In the 1960‘s and 1970’s, cross-cultural, transracial, and international adoptions were considered special cases. By 2005, it was commonplace. Over 13,000 children were adopted that year. Now those numbers are shrinking. Today there are more prospective adoptive parents than available children. And due to social changes, more prospective adoptive parents are applying to state and local agencies to adopt trans-racially.

Prospective adoptive parents will understand the future of international adoption and what they will face on their adoption journey. The final chapter summarizes the history and benefits of The Hague Convention.

Soft cover, 93 pages, index, photos
ISBN 0-595-40206-2

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