The debate about intercountry adoption remains passionate in many countries, especially now that this very specific child protection measure is at a turning point of its history. Indeed, since the year 2004, global statistics of receiving countries show a decrease of roughly 50% in the number of children adopted world-wide, while the number of potential adopters remains high in those same countries3. The reasons behind this phenomenon are well known: several countries of origin have developed policies to strengthen domestic adoption (with success for many of them, like India, Brazil, Chile etc.), new regulations were adopted to limit the number of applications of candidates and the number of foreign adoption agencies (in China and the Philippines for instance), serious problems and abuses let to temporary or definitive closure of adoption procedures in some countries (Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia etc.).
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