More U.S. parents are adopting from Ethiopia and Uganda, although shifting laws mean that could change soon
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Then total adoptions into the U.S. in 1999 15,720
Created in 1993–but not fully implemented in the U.S. until 2008–the Hague Adoption Convention sets guidelines for safe adoptions between nations. Nevertheless, the U.S. State Department doesn’t accept adoptions from some participating countries because of concerns about unscrupulous practices.
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