The Changed Face of Chinese Adoption
All three of our China-born kiddos were blessed to have been touched by the work of an organization called Love Without Boundaries.
Lily's Shantou orphanage is part of their nutrition program.
Luke & Joshua were in Love Without Boundaries sponsored Foster Care.
We frequently field questions about Chinese adoption...especially since adopting Luke & Joshua. The question usually sounds something like, "How did you get a boy from China? I thought there were only girls up for adoption."
I then go on to explain that their info is out of date...by about 10 years.
International adoption from China is not what it was then, when orphanages were largely populated by healthy infant girls.
Today, the population is somewhat evenly split between boys and girls...with boys waiting longer to be adopted. And 90-98% of the children have special needs.
Love Without Boundaries answers this question in a wonderful blog series here:
The Changing Face of Adoption
The Adoption of Boys
Domestic Adoption on the Rise
This is not the end of the series, so I will try to update as the next installments appear. Everything written is consistent with what we have been told both by Chinese nationals we have interacted with in China and those who have lived in China for some time.