Some of you know that I work at an adoption agency. Things have really changed in the nine years I've been working here, and have changed even more since we adopted Buddy in 1997. I remember when we started the adoption process, there were about 23 different countries that were placing kids for adoption internationally. We weren't eligible for all of those programs based on age, etc., but there were that many programs out there. Now there are a handful of programs at best. The most popular programs right now are Ethiopia, China, Colombia, Nepal and Philippines. It's very interesting to see the statistics of international adoption on the State Department website.
It makes me sad that there are so many kids who need homes who are going to grow up in orphanages because the country isn't open to placing those children in other countries.