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U.S.-based advocates of international adoption, who have grown accustomed to discouraging news in recent years, have a new cause for dismay: A bill moving through Russia's parliament would bar Americans from adopting Russian children.
An estimated 95 percent of U.S. infant adoptions now have some level of openness between birth parents and adoptive parents, unlike earlier decades, when such contact was routinely denied, says a report released Wednesday..
After years of bad press, the nation's foster care system is finally generating numbers worth raving about: Adoptions are at a record high, fewer children are waiting for permanent families and their average wait time has shrunk by a year.
The nation should follow the lead of a handful of U.S. states that allow adult adoptees to have copies of their original birth certificates, an adoption advocacy and research group says in a report released Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Several leading child-welfare groups today are urging an overhaul of federal laws dealing with transracial adoption, arguing that black children in foster care are ill-served by a "colorblind" approach meant to encourage their adoption by white families.
RICHMOND — Barbara Jones has seen them hundreds of times: newspaper ads featuring the name of a woman seeking the father of the child she is ready to put up for adoption.