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Adoption of Chinese orphans dwindling

The "golden time" of international adoption of Chinese children is no more.

According to international media reports, adoption of Chinese children by US citizens has dropped 50 percent in three years, from 7,906 children in 2005 to 3,909 in 2008, as per figure given by the US State Department.

China's new laws on adoption, enacted in May 2007, that insist on a higher threshold for adopting family's financial asset seem to be emerging as the main cause of this decrease in adoption. The fees and expense can amount to 20,000 US dollars, according to a media report on Xinhuanet....

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