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Birth Defects

The first two reasons for the shift in orphanage populations in China are both positive ones – an evolving attitude towards girls and the sharp increase in domestic adoption. The third major reason, however, is quite sad.

Birth defects in China have risen 70% in the last decade. (See Source 1). Mr. Jiang Fan, of the National Population and Family Planning Commission stated that birth defects now affect one in ten households in China, with a child being born every 30 seconds with a medical need. Read more.

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Realistic Expectations: Parasites

Okay, so if you are reading this right now and getting ready to sit down to breakfast, maybe you should finish eating before reading this blog. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! I recently talked to a new adoptive mom who said that everything was going great for their family. She then laughed and said, “Except for when my daughter has to use the bathroom…WOW!” I immediately asked her if her daughter had been tested for parasites, which she had not.

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