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26 Jun 2022, 4:05 pm

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I heard that it's becoming very hard to adopt internationally, or from another racial background. What I heard is that it's considered racist to take a child from their birth community / racial group and place them in a new culture. It was seen as a form of appropriation.

I don't know for sure if this is true but I did read about it in 2020 during the BLM protests.

My brother and I fostered and adopted my nephew (son) and there's a lot of adoption in my family. My daughter is LGBTQ and hopes to adopt one day. Foster care and adoption mean a lot to me.

It's sad to see how high the numbers are across USA.


I think it varies depending on the country.

It’s usually a very expensive process.


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26 Jun 2022, 4:07 pm

I always wonder if parents from other countries adopt American children?

Surely that's a thing and it goes both ways?



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26 Jun 2022, 4:31 pm

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I always wonder if parents from other countries adopt American children?

Surely that's a thing and it goes both ways?


It might be.

I think most Americans who do this are adopting from very poor countries, though. There’s a variety of reasons for this, but I think it’s related to there being less red tape and it being cheaper overall.

One doesn’t here about Americans adopting from, let’s say, Sweden or the UK.

With an in-house, American adoption, birth parents could be more likely to change their minds and (successfully) fight to get the kids back. It would be much harder after a foreign kid is officially adopted and is now a US citizen.

I’m not sure how valid this is. This is just people’s general impression which creates a certain degree of fear although it’s still the most popular choice.


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26 Jun 2022, 4:42 pm

These countries are the most common choices for Americans who are adopting internationally:

China
Democratic Republic of Congo
Ukraine
South Korea
India
Uganda
Haiti
Colombia

https://adoption.com/10-most-popular-co ... -policies/


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26 Jun 2022, 5:04 pm

It’s not that difficult to foster a child then later adopt.
https://dhs.arkansas.gov/dcfs/fcadoptin ... quiry.aspx


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26 Jun 2022, 5:06 pm

Misslizard wrote:
It’s not that difficult to foster a child then later adopt.
https://dhs.arkansas.gov/dcfs/fcadoptin ... quiry.aspx


I’ve known happy situations where this worked and sad ones in which didn’t.


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26 Jun 2022, 5:14 pm

Twilightprincess wrote:
Misslizard wrote:
It’s not that difficult to foster a child then later adopt.
https://dhs.arkansas.gov/dcfs/fcadoptin ... quiry.aspx


I’ve known happy situations where this worked and sad ones in which didn’t.

Me too, I was once a foster child.


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26 Jun 2022, 5:19 pm

Misslizard wrote:
Twilightprincess wrote:
Misslizard wrote:
It’s not that difficult to foster a child then later adopt.
https://dhs.arkansas.gov/dcfs/fcadoptin ... quiry.aspx


I’ve known happy situations where this worked and sad ones in which didn’t.

Me too, I was once a foster child.


I can’t imagine how hard that must have been. A part of me would like to foster, but I don’t think I could bear the possibility of losing them.

(I love your avatar by the way.)


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26 Jun 2022, 5:32 pm

Twilightprincess wrote:
Misslizard wrote:
Twilightprincess wrote:
Misslizard wrote:
It’s not that difficult to foster a child then later adopt.
https://dhs.arkansas.gov/dcfs/fcadoptin ... quiry.aspx


I’ve known happy situations where this worked and sad ones in which didn’t.

Me too, I was once a foster child.


I can’t imagine how hard that must have been. A part of me would like to foster, but I don’t think I could bear the possibility of losing them.

(I love your avatar by the way.)

Thanks.The last family I was placed with was great.The best people ever.I entered the system when I turned 15, bounced around from group homes and bad foster parents till I was almost 17.


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26 Jun 2022, 5:51 pm

IsabellaLinton wrote:
I always wonder if parents from other countries adopt American children?

Surely that's a thing and it goes both ways?



"When was the last time you heard about an American child.... being adopted by a Korean family?"

That was a line in a Seventies novelty song recorded by Gabe Kaplan (later star of "Welcome Back Kotter").

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It was a spoof of this record.



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26 Jun 2022, 10:18 pm

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Why isn’t there a rush to save these kids?
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Damn, Florida. Those pensioners just keep on poppin' 'em out.


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26 Jun 2022, 10:20 pm

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Why isn’t there a rush to save these kids?
Because they have already been born.



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26 Jun 2022, 10:23 pm

I don't know the states by sight.
Which one is the one with only 69?
I wonder what's different there?



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26 Jun 2022, 10:25 pm

That is Wyoming.  Nothing but miles and miles of nothing but miles and miles of nothing.



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27 Jun 2022, 4:39 pm

Expect more dumpster babies,
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28 Jun 2022, 6:38 pm

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