International adoptions plummet globally

A towel with Akira-Li's name on it sits next to her picture in the New York home of Sharon Brooks, 56, who also bought other things for the child she hoped to adopt from Vietnam. But after 3 1/2 years of waiting because the U.S. froze adoptions there amid fraud concerns, Ms. Brooks (below) learned the girl would instead be adopted by a Vietnamese family. (Associated Press)

A towel with Akira-Li's name on it sits next to her picture in the New York home of Sharon Brooks, 56, who also bought other things for the child she hoped to adopt from Vietnam. But after 3 1/2 years of waiting because the U.S. froze adoptions there amid fraud concerns, Ms. Brooks (below) learned the girl would instead be adopted by a Vietnamese family. (Associated Press)

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