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A Voice Against International Adoption

July 3, 2012


Angelina Jolie, the glamorous face of international adoption


I read with great interest your April 5th story, titled “The Confession of Joyce Maynard.”

I was adopted from a German orphanage by an American couple, one of about 10,000 German children adopted by U.S. citizens during the 1950s-1970s. In this television interview, I describe international adoption from a unique perspective — that of a foreign orphan adopted to America — and the┬áharm caused by uprooting children from their native countries and cultures.

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