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Find reports on pending bills and formal changes to U.S. and international adoption laws, the latest adoption statistics, adoption research, and more.

Two adult adoptees are working on the the first edition of a Chinese birth parent search manual

New Brief: Chinese Birth Parent Search Manual to Be Released

New Brief: Chinese Birth Parent Search Manual to Be Released

Two adult adoptees are working on the first edition of a Chinese Birth Parent Search Manual, to be released at the end of 2016.

Racial Bias

News Brief: For Some Parents, International Adoption Decision Reflects Racial Bias

A new study by the University of Vermont concluded that race plays a role for some parents who adopt internationally rather than domestically. Researchers conducted in-depth interviews with 41 mostly white parents who had, collectively, adopted 33 children of various ethnic and racial backgrounds from 10 different countries, as well as the United States.

Screening adoptive parents for depression may help new parents cope

News Brief: Expert Recommends Screening Adoptive Parents for Depression

Pregnant women should be screened for depression, experts say. Should adoptive parents be included in this recommendation?

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An african adoptee, recently affected by changes in international adoption laws

Intercountry Adoption Updates

Parents interested in adopting from Haiti, the DRC, or India should pay attention to these recent updates.

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