We are grateful for South China Morning Post for meeting with Alia Eyres, CEO of Mother’s Choice, as well as a few of our adoptive family members (Yann Cudennec, Jo Jo Cheng, and Gretchen Ryan) for a special feature for Adoption Awareness Month in November.

As of June this year, there were 101 children listed for adoption. According to the Social Welfare Department (SWD), 34 had disabilities, 33 were aged three or above, 29 had a complicated family background such as having a birth parent who was drug dependent or with mental health problems, and five had issues with their physical health.  

The number of adoptions fell from 71 in 2016 to 59 last year.  There was also a drop in how many Hong Kong children were taken in by foreigners, from 13 in 2016 to 10 last year.  Alia Eyres, CEO of Mother’s Choice, a charity that helps pregnant teenagers and children without families, says part of the reason for the decline in adop tions is the growing number of children with complex profiles.

For the full story, please go to https://www.motherschoice.org/app/uploads/2021/11/SCMP-Adoption-13112021.pdf. 

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