NEWSFLASH – NO MORE KOREAN ADOPTIONS!!!
from Holt International’s website:
As of October 1st, 2008, applications will only be accepted from families open to a child with special needs, Holt Korea Alumni families, and Korean-American families (including Holt Korean adoptees). The Korean government generally requires Holt to work directly with prospective parents. Holt can place Korean children in the following states: Arkansas, California, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oregon, South Dakota and Texas.Holt may place waiting Korean children with special needs (or healthy children to Korean-American parents) in the following States: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington DC, West Virginia and Wyoming.
Now, is it going to take another decade before the backlash from the grown up adoptees from all the other countries they mine for babies before they get out of the international adoption business??? Or is it going to take more children being murdered by poorly screened adoptive parents to make the countries of origin begin to think about the better, brighter life they are sending their children to?
God, it would be wonderful if this website didn’t need to exist…