Saving international adoption – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise14th November 2018
International adoption has fallen by about 80 percent since its peak in 2004. Around the world, millions of orphaned and vulnerable children need safe, permanent homes. Yet many governmental officials, international bureaucrats, and social commentators claim that international adoption deprives children of their “birth culture,” threatens their racial identity, and even leads to child trafficking.
In their new book, “Saving International Adoption: An Argument from Economics and Personal Experience” (Vanderbilt University Press, 2018), Mark Montgomery and Irene Powell argue that the empirical evidence contradicts these claims and that this opposition to international adoption is often a smokescreen for protecting national pride.
Please join AEI as Dr. Montgomery and Dr. Powell present the findings from their book. Jedd Medefind, president of the Christian Alliance for Orphans, will also discuss the policy and cultural implications of the decline in international adoption for religious communities.
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