Adoptions in China Changing

In Earth to Earth, Dust to Dust, Ashes to Ashes, I wrote about the tragic death of Faith Dremmer, who was adopted in China.  Her American mother’s journey to adopt her was one that many Americans have taken.

The Lost Daughters of China by Karin Evans is about those abandoned girls and their journey to America.

Now, reports that China restricts foreign adoptions as demand grows at home.  One reason being that prosperous, middle-class Chinese families without children now want to adopt and can afford it.

Another reason is that there are not as many children being left at orphanages by poverty-stricken families, who cannot afford to feed another mouth. China’s prosperity allows families to earn enough money so they don’t have to make that difficult decision.

In fact, adoptions by American families are down 60% since 2005, according to the State Department.


Lloyd Lofthouse is the award-winning author of the concubine saga, My Splendid Concubine & Our Hart. When you love a Chinese woman, you marry her family and culture too. 

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