➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: As number of adoptions drops, many U.S. agencies face strains
Associated Press – April 27, 2017
The overall number of U.S. adoptions has dropped significantly in recent years, straining the viability of many adoption agencies and drawing some into conduct that authorities describe as unethical. Would-be adoptive parents confront the specter of long waiting times and high fees. And many face pressure to spend lavishly on self-promotional advertising if they want to compete for a chance to adopt an infant.