But is this best for potential adoptees?
Russian President Vladimir Putin upset a lot of Americans with his December 28 (feast of the Holy Innocents) ban on adoptions to the US -- at the same time ordering his government to take a range of steps to make it easier for Russians to adopt orphans.
Are babies becoming just another commodity?
More and more New Zealanders are looking to adopt babies from overseas, largely due to falling domestic adoption opportunities.
Germany is planning to increase its funding of IVF.