The Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA) issued its response today to the U.S. Department of State’s FY2018 Annual Report on Intercountry Adoptions which highlighted an 82% decline in the number of intercountry adoptions since 2004.
“AAAA is deeply concerned about the decline in international adoption, and the State Department’s report is a stark illustration of a troubling trend,” said AAAA President Eric Stovall.
“All children deserve a forever family. For children living without families abroad, and families in the United States willing to open their hearts and homes to children abroad, we should be working to strengthen international adoption as an option, among other avenues for these children. Instead, a multitude of factors have conspired to deny children and families this opportunity.” To view the full response, click here.