Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Coronavirus Delays Adoptions from China

From CNN:

If everything had gone according to plan, Kristen and Kenny Anderson and their 4-year-old daughter Brooklyn would be on their way home from China by now with a new addition to their family: another 4-year-old girl whom they've named Hannah.

But the Wuhan coronavirus that has killed more than 900 people in China and infected more than 40,000 has put their plans on hold.
So even though they had packed their bags, shut down their work and checked Brooklyn out of school in preparation for a January 29 flight, the Andersons are still waiting in Shawnee, Kansas.
They knew that the adoption process is often filled with uncertainty, and challenges were to be expected. Still, it was tough to shake that initial disappointment.
Read more here.

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