According to recent reports, international adoptions have dropped 75 percent since reaching their peak eleven years ago.
Back in 2004, Americans adopted 23,000 children from other countries.
Last year US families adopted just over fifty-six hundred children.
This hour MPR Reporter Marianne Combs spoke with three guests about the decrease and the experience of adoptive parents and their children.
Combs spoke with
• Susan Caughman, President and CEO of New Hope Media, which publishes Adoptive Families magazine.
• Steve Haruch, Nashville-based writer and Korean adoptee. His work has appeared in the New York Times on NPR. He is currently at work on a documentary film about college radio.
• Liz Raleigh is a South Korean adoptee and assistant professor at Carleton College. She has a forthcoming book on adoption titled: Selling Transracial Adoption: Families, Markets and the Color Line.
You can hear the full conversation on international adoption use the audio player above.