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  1. Intercountry Adoption: Asia SASS 505: Adoption Policy and Practice Mia Heil Case Western Reserve University

  2. What is Intercountry Adoption? • Adopt a child from a different country than your own through permanent legal means; • Bring that child to your home country to live with you permanently. http://adoption.state.gov/about/what.html

  3. Cambodia • Due to program irregularities and instances of children being sold to adoption agencies, this program has been suspended until such time as new procedures can be formulated and agreed upon. • In 2003, the number of children adopted by U.S. citizens dropped to less than half the previous year's total due to the shutdown, from 254 in 2002 to 124 children in 2003. • Children available for adoption include boys and girls, infants and toddlers, healthy and special needs. http://cambodia.adoption.com/

  4. China • China adoption program • one of the most reliable and stable programs • China is the country from which most U.S. citizens have elected to adopt since the year 2000. • In 2008, U.S. citizens adopted approximately 3,909 children from China. • Children available for adoption are mostly girls, infants to 6 years of age. • Older and special needs children are also available. • Children reside in orphanages. http://china.adoption.com

  5. India • Except for adoption by Hindus, Indian law has no provisions for adoption. • Children are placed under guardianship of adopting parents to exit the country, and adoption must take place in the parents' home country. • In 2008, U.S. citizens adopted approximately 307 children from India. • Infants, young children, and special needs children are available for adoption, as well as some sibling groups. • The children reside in orphanages. http://india.adoption.com/

  6. South Korea • South Korea adoption program • oldest organized international adoption program operating in the U.S. • In 2008, U.S. citizens adopted approximately 1,065 children from South Korea. • Children available for adoption include boys and girls, ages 6 months and older, healthy and special needs. • Reside in foster care and group homes. http://korea.adoption.com/

  7. Philippines • In 2008, U.S. citizens adopted approximately 291 children from the Philippines. • Children available for adoption are 11-20 months of age, as well as older children and children with special needs. • These children reside in foster care and orphanages. http://philippines.adoption.com/

  8. Vietnam • Intercountry adoption is suspended; new applications for adoption are not currently being accepted. • If a child had been referred to a family by September 1, 2008 and approved by the Vietnam Department of International Adoptions, the adoption can proceed to completion. • In 2008, U.S. citizens adopted approximately 751 children from Vietnam. • Children available for adoption include infants from 6 months of age, older and special needs children; more boys than girls. • Children reside in orphanages. http://vietnam.adoption.com/

  9. Post-Adoption Services • Adoption support can include: • Referrals • Education and support for search and reunion • Mentors or support groups • groups for parents, children, respite care, training and educational services • Clinical adoption counseling services • intermittent preventative therapy which is instituted as children reach certain developmental levels that are likely to lead to retriggering old issues (i.e. sexual abuse, loss, identity, etc.) http://www.bethany.org http://parenting.adoption.com/parents/post-adoption-services.html

  10. References and Pre-Adoption and Post-Adoption Services • http://adoption.state.gov/adoption.homepage.html • http://www.adoption.com/ • http://www.adoptioninstitute.org/index.php • https://www.akronchildrens.org/cms/subsite/b0c78ff0c81191e3/index.html • http://www.bethany.org • http://www.chsfs.org/get-involved/advocate/2010-public-policy-agenda/adoptionsupportservices • http://www.dillonadopt.com/Counseling.htm • http://www.holtinternational.org/adoptees/ • http://ifservices.org/general/welcome-home-adoption-orphans • http://www.kennedykrieger.org/kki_cp.jsp?pid=1586