Insider Quote: just because children are poor …

“The fact that some people don’t go about arranging adoptions in the right way is not a surprise to any government. But because this case has gotten a lot of attention, it is a good reminder that people need to be thoughtful and well informed so that they don’t accidentally violate a law. All governments are vigilant about protecting their children; just because children are poor doesn’t mean others can come in and scoop them up. People should make sure they are well informed.”
Michele Bond
(talking about the Idaho Baptists incident and foreign adoptions in Haiti)
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Overseas Citizen Services | U.S. Department of State