Struggling families look at adoption
“The economy has made them take a second look at adoption,” says Scott Mars of American Adoptions, a private agency in Overland Park, Kan. In the past year, he’s seen a 10% to 12% increase in women inquiring about placing a child for adoption and a 7% to 10% increase in actual placements, as strong demand for healthy infants continues to outstrip the supply. …
THE BOND BETWEEN THE TWO FAMILIES REFLECTS A TREND TOWARD OPENNESS IN ADOPTION. In up to 90% of domestic infant adoptions, Pertman says, ADOPTIVE PARENTS MAINTAIN SOME CONTACT WITH BIRTH PARENTS.”
As it should with ‘donor’ conception and surrogacy.