When an Adoption Doesn't Work Out

The New York Times

November 28, 2013


The phenomenon of “private re-homing” of adopted children is recognized by adoption professionals as abusive, illegal and antithetical to the safety and well-being of adopted children. Adoption agencies strive to increase supports available to struggling families who cannot manage their children’s needs. Mr. Kristof asserts that there are more extensive regulations for the disposal of plastic bottles than the safety of children, but one of the key adoption services that agencies accredited under the Hague Adoption Convention must provide is care for a child in the event of an adoption disruption.
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