No help after adopting from abroad

Published: Wednesday, March 26 2014 1:53 p.m. MDT

Carol Caroll, center, and daughters Katelyn, 16, left, and Taciana, 4, greet Mia, 8, the family's adopted daughter from Haiti, after Mia landed at Salt Lake City International Airport on Monday. The Carolls adopted Taciana in August 2008 while awaiting Mia's adoption. Families who adopt foreign-based children tend to run into snags with no help from the government or adoption agencies on the horizon.

Keith Johnson, Deseret News

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Adopting a child from overseas is not an uncommon thing. But parents don’t receive much help from the United States government or agencies after the adoption, Reuters reported. Families are finding that their newly adopted kids face issues that they might night have known about before, Reuters said.

“With high hopes and often at great expense, families have adopted needy boys and girls from orphanages overseas, only to realize after returning to America that the children have behavioral or psychiatric problems that hadn’t been diagnosed or disclosed,” Reuters reported.

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