Why Orthodox Jews Have Been Hesitant to Adopt Outside Their Community, and Why They Shouldn't Be https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/politics-current-affairs/2020/01/why-orthodox-jews-have-been-hesitant-to-adopt-outside-their-community-and-why-they-shouldnt-be/

Over 100,000 American children in foster care are waiting to be adopted. Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox Jews can help.

January 14, 2020 | Malka Groden
About the author: Malka Groden is a domestic-adoption advocate in the American Jewish community.

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The rapid growth in the numbers of children in America who are waiting to be adopted has stimulated proactive efforts by Christian organizations to ease the burden on foster-care and adoptive families. So far, the American Jewish community has shown little desire to help.

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