If you are adopting internationally, there is a good chance that you will be traveling to a very poor (and possibly politically unstable) part of the world. Although most of the countries open to international adoption are safe for tourists (and adoptive parents), here are some important tips to keep in mind:
It all boils down to common sense: stay alert at all times and be aware of what is happening around you.
Credits: Excerpted from "International Adoption Guidebook," Mary M. Strickert
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