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September 22, 2009

Re "Stolen Chinese babies supply adoption demand," Sept. 20

My wife and I adopted two wonderful foster children six years ago. We chose that route because we were uncomfortable with the financial undertones of international and private adoptions.

It is tragic that demand for these babies apparently created financial incentives for officials to act so horribly.

What is even worse is that there are thousands of children in U.S. foster care who are desperate for a good home.

Why are so many people going abroad when the need for parents is so great right here at home?

Christopher Weare

Los Angeles

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In your story regarding Chinese women having too many children, we see how a government can summarily deprive women of their reproductive rights. As American women's right to choose hangs by a slender thread, they may soon find themselves similarly situated.

Bonnie Ann Baker

Irvine

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This story just confirms to me that, in the People's Republic of China, the people are government property.

Bruce R. Mulraney

Marina del Rey

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