The news from Ethiopia today is that the number of international adoptions will be cut by up to 90%. It's Friday, and I'm tired and dehydrated, and my 5th graders did worse than I'd hoped for on their latest test, so my first reaction is to be sad. But I know that this is a good thing, because it's for a good reason. With fewer cases to process, there can be more investigation of each case.
Someone posted a message to one of the online groups I belong to. It ended with the person's name, and a signature of sorts: "adopted a trafficked kid."
OK, I'm more than sad. I'm actually trying not to cry. But I'd rather cry now than have that signature later.