Orphan looks on while waiting to receive a snack at the Mphandula Childcare Centre at Namitete outside Lilongwe

Malawi international adoption

Children at an orphanage in Malawi. International adoptions from East Africa by celebrities like Madonna and Angelina Jolie have drawn global praise, but many sending countries are starting to balk at their children being adopted abroad. (Photo from REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko)

Alex Stonehill

Alex is a cofounder and editor of The Seattle Globalist. He's a visual journalist whose work has been published by PBS, The Seattle Times, FRONTLINE/World and the Seattle Weekly.  Alex teaches journalism in the University of Washington's Department of Communication and recently directed the documentary film Barzan.

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