Colonial History, Cultural Misunderstanding, and Foreign Adoption

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The adoption of foreign children reflects the most basic of human needs and emotions.  It’s also a growing international business—subject to abuse and corruption.  We hear about personal and cultural conflicts and national pride.  Also, Congress overrides a Presidential veto, and after some bad moments on Wall Street, Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke talks about the economy.

African children at an orphanage in the Chadian town of Abeche, which serves as the temporary home of 103 chidren at the centre of an 'abduction' row. Photo: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images