Finding a home: fewer children up for adoption in China
Date Published: 04/12/2009
Emily Chang, CNN, April 12, 2009
The Chinese government imposed new regulations in 2007 to limit the number of international applications for adoption. According to the U.S. State Department, Americans adopted 7,906 Chinese children in 2005 and 3,909 children in 2008. However, Children’s Hope International said it is not that fewer people want to adopt but there are simply fewer children up for adoption. In addition to the improving economic capabilities of many Chinese to raise a child, it has also become more socially acceptable to have daughters. An estimated 30,000 international applications are waiting to be processed in China and the wait can be up to five years. – posted by Catherine Gao
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