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Foreign adoptions by Americans reach lowest level in 30 years

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A young girl looks at visitors inside a state-run orphanage in Ba Vi district, in the outskirts of Hanoi on September 16, 2014.
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A young girl looks at visitors inside a state-run orphanage in Ba Vi district, in the outskirts of Hanoi on September 16, 2014.

Last year the number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents dropped to the lowest level since 1982, according to figures recently released by the State Department.

Last year the number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents dropped to the lowest level since 1982, according to figures recently released by the State Department.

For comparison's sake, in 2004, foreign adoptions reached an all time high of 22,884. Last year, the grand total was just 6,441.

Chuck Johnson, CEO of the National Council for Adoption, joined Take Two to discuss the drop in international adoptions.

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