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Adoption: The Latest Numbers

The National Council for Adoption (NCFA) has released their 2017 Adoption: By the Numbers report. You can read the report HERE. Overall, the numbers suggest a continued conflict between the willingness of many families to adopt children and several factors that constrict the number of children who can be adopted. Within the US, adoption continues […]


Reuter’s Reports on Adoption “Re-Homing”

Reuter’s recently released a series of “investigative reports” on the deeply painful dilemma of adoption disruption.  The series explored the “re-homing” that sometimes takes place when an adoption fails, as desperate families seek a new placement for the child they adopted. These situations can be as difficult and complex as virtually any human dilemma.  But […]


NCFA Adoption Factbook V Released

We noted recently that the National Council for Adoption’s (NCFA) National Conference is just around the corner.  It’s also worth noting that NCFA’s Adoption Factbook V has recently hit the streets.  The Adoption Factbook represents one of the best sources of adoption research and statistics available nationwide.  Like past editions, the newly released Adoption Factbook […]


Pending Reductions in Adoptions from Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Ministry of Women’s, Children’s and Youth Affairs last week announced their intention to reduce intercountry adoptions from Ethiopia by 90 percent, effective immediately.  Volumes could be written about this tragic and counter-productive decision. Our friends at the Joint Council for International Children’s Services (JCICS) consistently take a measured and thoughtful approach to complex […]