Monday, February 4, 2008
More Empty Crib Talk
Newsweek (Feb, 4) released an article that highlighted more of what all of us, that are adopting or have adopted, already know...it's getting pretty tight in the adoption arena. The article states that fewer international adoption are now taking place in the US dropping from 22,844 in 2004 to 19,411 last year but there are more people than ever that want to adopt. There are now so many rules put in place by countries and countries are even closing their programs. It makes perfect sense that the adoption rates would decrease. The interest hasn't declined it just takes way more perseverance to complete an international adoption these days. Countries such as Kenya, South Africa, China and Brazil have pretty strict guidelines which cuts many people out so they move to other (newer) countries like Ethiopia. Now, this has the BJezzes scared out of me because how much longer can it be before something happens to the Ethiopia program. We are running scared all the time already...be berry, berry careful. Get your ducks in a row...you never know!