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Moving along now lots of celebrity parents are stressing the importance of adopting children in need of happy -- Oscar winning actress Angelina Jolie for example has six children.
Three of whom were adopted overseas and now there's a growing movement to help.
Ordinary people do the same thing.
The both ends burning campaign is creating a culture of adoption worldwide it -- all caught on film in a new documentary called stock.
We may be requested to state.
Department to get those 3000 children -- if you take all the children in the middle.
And adoption process we're able to come home.
We saw Erickson being carried out certainly his frame.
We don't need earthquakes we're -- nominees there -- billions each.
Children in need thousands dying every day why -- we do something.
So my children need homes -- certainly showing that adoption numbers though are down.
And fortune magazine -- Nina Easton police there's a social stigma partially to blame if she writes -- in today's America.
A single woman facing surprise pregnancy isn't likely to consider just two options abortion or single motherhood.
Domestic placement of infants has plummeted even as the number of parents desperate for a baby grows.
Joining us now.
Credit event and then founder of the president of the both ends burning campaign an executive producer of the documentary stock and Nina -- who's a senior editor and Washington congress.
Well fortune magazine magazine.
And as a Fox News contributor welcome to both of you great to have you here today here.
-- let you look let's talk a moment about your personal story I know that you have adopted a young girl.
That's right and first I want to thank you for doing this this is such an important issue and it's and it is hard to get the attention of people.
But yes I -- I went through -- domestic adoption having looked into international adoption I think.
The film stuff is so important and showing how many children are overseas that need homes and can't.
And we can't access them.
But I looked at in this Washington Post piece when I was looking at it was domestic adoptions because they're in crisis to.
When a young woman is in -- facing a crisis pregnancy in this country.
She's is only -- tiny fraction of those young women choose.
To give life to their child and then a happy home to their child which is what adoption is.
Instead we have one point two million abortions every year.
And we of one point four million.
The single mothers who choose to teach -- children after an an unexpected pregnancy.
Plenty of those women can pull it off but a lot of women that's.
That's probably -- destructive decision and and ends and they get consigned to poverty and dependence on government programs and abusive partners and so on.
And it's partly because of the stigma about birth mother's birth mothers are accused of wanting to give their child away.
Well in fact of birth mother is someone who chooses life love and -- family for a child I it's such a heroic.
Courageous or citizen may.
Absolutely Craig let me you can jump in here because I know -- -- with the stock Ameritech international adoptions and something that you're very much.
Passionate about is it my understanding is correct -- ten million children.
Around the world right now are stuck in adoption agencies.
Well no they're stuck in orphanages.
Despite the fact that there are.
Countless families that want to adopt those children right now we have an available and abundant solution.
The best solution for many of the world's orphans which is a family which were under utilizing -- -- and so we -- -- to to expose the silent social tragedy.
Try to create the social and political will to challenge the current expectation.
And let's start looking for better ways to get kids out of orphanages.
And in the families.
But a lot of people really believed that the process takes too long and that there.
A hesitant to move forward international adoptions particularly with the fact that government if -- government has different rules about it.
Well you're right I -- the average international adoption today takes 33 months cost 28000 dollars.
And those two data points alone are rather prohibitive for many families and that's what we're trying to address.
Look at it in this context in this country.
Somebody can go out and buy a gun in them in a matter of days and yet it takes us almost three years to determine the eligibility of a family who wants to adopt a child.
We're really promoting.
-- a new system world or a better way where we can have greater safeguards greater efficiency.
And greater transparency.
So that more families want to have -- that want to adopt these kids can adopt these kids.
Well -- so it's an important message and that you will be urging such great work out there putting.
Getting your mission out there in many people know more about this and.
And I just real quickly and I'm sorry I mention I choose adoption dot org I choose adoption dot org is a new campaign.
For birth mothers and if you're interested please check it out absolutely our right thanking them and -- appreciate it.
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