Piercing Article on Opposition to International Adoption

For individuals that care about the complex issues surrounding international adoption, this article by Philip Holmes is a must-read. While urging that significant caution and safeguards should be part of any approach to inter-country adoptions, Holmes lays bare many of the flawed (and sometimes disingenuous) reasons given for policies that ultimately minimize inter-country adoption. Importantly, the author certainly cannot be branded as a person with little concern for in in-country orphan care.  Holmes lives in Kathmandu as the Director of the Ester Benjamins Trust-Nepal, working daily to provide care and protection for vulnerable children and to fight against human trafficking.