The American Way? Not only, Europeans adopt just as many children, and are promissed children in exchange for money (expenses).
But then thanks to the Hague Convention adoptions are now well regulated, no?
That's unfortunately one of the lies we love. The Hague Convention has replaced the traditional baby merchants by accredited adoption agencies. And anyway, most of the children still get adopted from countries that did not ratify The Hague Convention.
As I saw in Romania, the Hague Convention creates a full blown market. With adoption agencies making pink promisses, cashing the money long before any adoptable child would be even in sight. And indeed, when in such cases adoptions are closed down, the pressure for 'pipeline cases starts. And not only in Romania, the same could be seen in Guatemala, Nepal, Vietnam...
Thanks to Marley Greiner for putting this on her Blog The Daily Bastardette