ISS-USA responds to a recent article in the New Yorker Magazine about the author’s experience with intercountry adoption from Haiti.
This article is an excerpt from Julie Rosicky’s keynote speech at the Joint Council on International Children’s Services National Conference.
The US annually conducts the largest number of domestic and in-bound intercountry adoptions of any country in the world. In 2008, approximately 150,000 children were adopted in, or to, the US. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adoption) However, there are 129,000 children with no permanent solutions languishing in our public child welfare system, and 24,000 children age out of care…
International Reference Centre for the Rights of Children Deprived of their Family (ISS/IRC ) Poisiton Paper on International Adoption and the Crisis in Haiti.