PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. prosecutors in Arkansas will seek a 10-year prison sentence for a former Arizona politician who acknowledged running an illegal adoption scheme in three states involving women...
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents fell by more than one-quarter last year, extending a 15-year decline, according to State Department figures released...
Shocking allegations that a politician in metro Phoenix ran an international adoption scheme in three states that involved human smuggling, false visa claims and fraudulently obtained government...
PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer for an Arizona elected official charged in three states in an international adoption scheme said Tuesday prosecutors have miscast his client as a human...
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NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government has raised fees and made a series of regulatory changes recently for American families adopting children overseas, fueling resentment toward the State Department among agencies who fear further reductions in the already dwindling number of foreign adoptions.
The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents has plummeted steadily since a peak of 22,884 in 2004. The total for the 2016 fiscal year was 5,372, a decrease of more than 76 percent.
When Megan Olson lands in South Korea for the Winter Olympics next week, she'll feel something that is both surreal and vivid.
An intoxicating sense of belonging.
A deep sense of loss.
Pride, for the motherland she barely knows after being secretly adopted away.
The 33-year-old social worker from Minnesota is joining dozens of fellow South Korean adoptees who are returning to their birth country for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The state has sued an Ohio-based international adoption agency for allegedly misleading clients and taking payment for services not provided.
The Ohio Attorney General's Office says the lawsuit against European Adoption Consultants and owner Margaret Cole was filed Thursday in a Cuyahoga County court. It alleges Cole and the Strongsville-based agency violated Ohio's consumer protection and charitable laws and seeks restitution for clients and dissolution of the agency.
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents dropped almost 5 percent last year, continuing a steady decline that's now extended for 12 years, according to new State Department figures.
WESTLAKE, La. (AP) — Just a few weeks ago, Xiao (pronounced SHEE-ow) Nan, 12, was living in an orphanage in China. After arriving at the home of Michael and Katie Manuel of Westlake, she embraced life in Southwest Louisiana and developed a fondness for gumbo.
The Manuel family hosted Xiao, who has Down syndrome, for several weeks with the goal of helping her find a permanent home with an adoptive family in the U.S. But the Manuel family decided to adopt her.