Monday, December 10, 2007

Adoption

Adoption isn't just about you wanting a child, it's about a child needing you. It is that realization that makes me look at the idea differently and this story might make you feel the same way.

There are more than 43 million orphans in the world. Those closest to adoption say many of these kids are sweet, healthy babies who are innocently sent to orphanages and grow up with no parents, no one to love them. They often age out of the system and become part of the sex trade, sell drugs or commit sucide.

According to Life International:

  • 10,000 children become orphans a day
  • International Adoption doubled since 1990
  • Cost: $15,000-$30,000 plus trips to country
  • Average age of adopted children: 18months
  • China, Russia, Guatemala see most adoptions

Many people who are considering adoption are hesitant. It's for good reason, but not everything you've heard about adoption is true. This adoption series I just wrapped up can give you some insight into what it takes to adopt internationally.

Domestic adoption is also wonderful, but a completely different process. The Adoption Guide looks at the different kinds of adoption and gives detailed information on the adoption scenarios domestically and internationally.

I put together an emotional two part series on adoption: Adoption Special Part 1(4:13) and Adoption Special Part 2.(2:31)

-NewsAnchorMom Jen

1 comments:

Lisa said...

Thanks for the great story! We have had a wonderful experience with adoption as well, so I really appreciated the positive focus. I believe this story speaks for many, including myself, who know the joy adoption brings!

 
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