Ranch Raises Hopes for Adoptees

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The Chicago Tribune

The number of “disrupted” international adoptions – in which adoptive parents seek to reverse adoptions and return the children – has spiked, experts say. The increase is due in part to the failure of adoption agencies to fully inform potential parents about the medical histories of foreign children, leaving parents blindsided when symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome, severe mental illness, abuse or attachment disorders appear. For a few thousand dollars a month, a family-run ranch in Montana provides the only known residential treatment program in the nation for troubled international adoptees and their parents. Jan. 6, www.chicagotribune.com.