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By Amanda Weber [email protected] Powell and Montgomery talked about their views international adoption. Photo by Mai Vu Phuong. Tinker Powell and Mark Montgomery are economics professors at Grinnell College. They recently wrote a book international adoption, called “ Saving International Adoption: Argument Economics and Personal Experience. ” The S&B’s Amanda Weber sat down with them to talk about the book. The S&B: What made you want to write about the topic international adoption? Mark Montgomery: , we’ international adoptive parents. We have three children: we have a birth child who’s 32 now — a Grinnell grad — we have a son who’s 26, who was [adopted] infancy from Texas — he’s African American — and then, about 18 years ago now, we adopted a boy from Sierra Leone at six and a half West Africa. I guess the thing that got us interested writing the book was international adoption is collapsing, and we wondered why. The other thing we wondered about was why so African countries [are] putting kids up for adoption when they famously have an orphan crisis after AIDS. So that was sort the motivating factor. The […]

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