"The best thing about doing this series on adoption is that I learned that there are thousands of adopted children who share a similar experience."
- Lynette Nyman
Editor: Mike Edgerly
Online News Editor: Bob Collins
Sr. VP News: Bill Buzenberg
In 1999, American families adopted more than 16,000 children from other countries. That's more than double the number adopted a decade ago, when most adoptees were Korean. Today, half come from Russia and China. The dramatic shift has brought new issues facing these children. How will they adapt? Should they retain their culture? Are parents prepared for the children who are often developmentally disabled?
Links and Resources
Adoptive Family Travel
Children's Home Society of Minnesota
International Adoption Research
National Clearing House for Adoption Information
University of Minnesota International Adoption Project