Anderson's timing of his tour was right-on, said Adam Pertman, president of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency in Boston and Los Angeles.
"The demographics of adoption have changed dramatically in the last few decades," said Pertman. No longer is the average adoptee a healthy infant. Now, the median age is 6.8 years, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and, often, the child is part of a sibling group. Adoptive parents are not necessarily young, heterosexual same-race couples.
"Closed adoption" is becoming a thing of the past, said Pertman. Today, most adoptions of babies are open.
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