mericans are adopting children from other countries in record numbers. Some choose international adoptions because so few U.S. children are available for adoption and because international adoptions often proceed faster than domestic ones.
Others choose international adoptions because they have ties to or are moved by needs in a particular area of the world. And for still others, international adoptions seem to just "happen"--the result of a chance encounter.
ou're going to the Gulf, friends and relatives sigh. "Well, we'll send you anything you need--don't worry," they assure you.
But after arriving in the United Arab Emirates, settling into a villa in Abu Dhabi and telling your friends and family back home that everything is wonderful, they think you've lost your mind.
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