The challenges and realities of adopting a child from overseas

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The recent, sad story of an American mother who sent her seven-year old adopted son back to Russia unaccompanied focused attention on the complicated issues surrounding foreign adoptions. Last year, American families adopted over 12,000 children from countries as culturally and politically diverse as China, Ethiopia and Russia. We’ll talk about the realities of foreign adoptions with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia adoption medicine specialist SUSAN FRIEDMAN and MARY DOZIER, University of Delaware researcher whose work focuses on the psychological and developmental issues of infants in foster care and institutions.

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