international adoptionAn adoption in which parents domiciled in one nation travel to a foreign country to adopt a child there, usu. in accordance with the laws of the child’s nation.
? International adoptions first became popular after World War II and escalated after the Korean Conflict because of the efforts of humanitarian programs working to find homes for children left orphaned by the wars. More recently, prospective parents have turned to international adoption as the number of healthy babies domestically available for adoption has steadily declined.
¡ª Also termed transnational adoption; intercountry adoption. See MULTIETHNIC PLACEMENT ACT OF1994.
What is the preferred translation of the term international adoption by Chinese lawyers?