US couple detained in Ghana while trying to adopt

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American couple who used their popular blog to chronicle their journey to adopt four children from Ghana were detained and their two biological children placed in a local orphanage after authorities investigated them for child trafficking

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International Adoption’s Trafficking Problem

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International adoptions have an illustrious façade, conjuring images of couples saving a hungry, orphaned child and living happily ever. While imagining international adoptions as a corrupt business is abhorrent, connections to child trafficking have recently arisen.

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Fifty-somethings Refills Empty Nests with Adoptions

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At a time of life when many Americans would be checking on the 401(k)s, and helping the kids move out of the nest, 57-year-olds Marla and Dwayne Hastings are part of a close-knit group of faithful 50-somethings who are starting family all over again through Adoption

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All God’s Children International Receives Hague Adoption Accreditation

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PORTLAND, Ore., June 11, 2012 /Standard Newswire/ — All God’s Children International (AGCI), has received notification that it has achieved Hague Accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA) as authorized by the U.S. Department of State, according to an announcement … Continue reading →

Agency and Parents Promote International Adoption

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)- An international community created by love…thrives in East Tennessee. Bethany Christian Services held a picnic on Monday…bringing together parents who have adopted children from Ethiopia. Lynn and Angelia Gibson already had three biological children. But their boys … Continue reading →

A calling to adopt children from around the world

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While international adoptions are at the lowest point in 15 years, down from a reported high of 45,000 in 2004 to an estimated 25,000 last year, according to statistics gathered by Britain’s Newcastle University, there are many area families who have adopted children from around the world, or are hoping to

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International adoption rates plummet, domestic numbers rise

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International adoption rates are plummeting because of a crackdown on baby-selling, tighter international regulation, an under-peformoming global economy, and backlash from various kidnapping scandals. Domestic adoptions – around the globe – are increasing.

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