By the numbersAdoption statistics are difficult to come by because of laws sealing records from public view. In 2002, a National Council for Adoption survey indicated that South Carolina had one of the highest rates of private adoptions nationwide. Here are the top 10 from that survey, the number of private adoptions for each state and the total number of adoptions.
The future parents were teenagers in high school.
Laura Beauvais-Godwin thinks any struggling pregnant woman should determine her child’s fate.
In the adoptions of Veronica and Desaray, critics say dubious circumstances are at the heart of their concerns.
Adoption attorneys insist that the law is on their side.
Critics of private adoptions see a need for reform. Tripp, the Shawnee attorney, and an Oklahoma state representative want an investigation.