Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Adoption in China

Beth Nonte Russell — author of the forthcoming book, Forever Lily: An Unexpected Mother’s Journey to Adoption in China — has an editorial in today's NYT on Chinese adoptions. Conclusion: "The Chinese have asserted that the demand for adoptions far exceeds the number of babies it deems “available,” based on criteria that have never been made public. We can only wonder how many babies will be left behind by Beijing’s new policies — perhaps spending their lives in institutions because of these arbitrary and artificial limits."