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New Adoption Fee Can Make It Hard To Adopt

It is getting harder for families to adopt. The United States Department of State just added a $500 fee to intercountry adoption. The Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and the Council on Accreditation decided to add the fee. They stated that the fee will have a positive long-term effect on children and families. However, Bethany Christian Services …



An Ethical Adoption Question

People often have many questions about adoption. Many people wonder about the legal ramifications of the adoption process. For example, how exactly does one go about legally adopting a child from a developing country? After legal concerns, many people have financial questions. People want to know who much it costs to travel, complete the necessary …



It Is Getting Harder For Parents To Adopt A Child Overseas

Parents who want to adopt a child from overseas will have a harder time doing so. The United States government has raised the fees. They have also made changes to the requirements that have to be met in order to adopt a child. In 2004, there were 22,884 children adopted from overseas. Only 5,732 children …


Kazakhstan Relases New Adoption Statistics

On Monday, Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Education and Science released new adoption numbers for 2017. Around 400 children were adopted last year in the country of some 17 million inhabitants. Kazakhstan’s government has started a new initiative to help funnel children out of the country’s system of orphanages.   As part of the government’s effort to …


International Adoption Fees Welcome News to Some U.S. Citizens

Stories often fill the news about celebrities, religious leaders and others adopting children overseas. Recent changes in international adoption will make these adoptions more difficult. On February 16, Associated Press writer David Crary reported that the United States government had made changes to international adoption procedures, regulation and fees designed to prevent scams that have …


Couple Adopts 4 Children

The Parke family had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. Not only did the couple celebrate each other’s love, but they also added four children to their family. Jennifer Riedel-Parke and her wife Trudy have fostered several children over the years. They are the proud parents of 6-year-old Kyle, 4-year-old Jazz, 3-year-old Bethann and 21-month Jonathan. The …


Woman Fights Adoption Battle In Russia

A Russian mother is fighting a battle in court after her adopted kids were stripped away from her by local authorities. The adopting mother, Yulia Savinovskikh said she had breast surgery because her large breasts were affecting her health and well-being. Right before having the breast surgery, Yulia said she wrote a blog where she …


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