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A child advocate says that "children get lost quite frequently in Canada" following international adoptions because of lax rules around transferring custody from the adoptive parents to othe...
Very shortly after finding out I was approved to adopt, my adoption worker came to my home to tell me about two amazing adolescent sisters: Charity and Emily. I sat at my kitchen table for the rest of the night, staring straight ahead like a deer in the headlights, thinking about everything the worker had asked me to consider.
I want to adopt our second child. But then, I got this question: "Why would you want to steal a baby from a family that can't have children?" It had never crossed my mind that we were in competition against infertile families. I believe that the private Canadian adoption system has lost sight of what is paramount to the process: the needs of the children who need forever families. There has been a clear shift away from this goal towards fulfilling the desires of parents who are unable to conceive.
This story has been updated from its original version. In light of the news that Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved the bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children, many Canadians...