Some 600,000 women want to adopt a child, with plenty of parents being open to older children and those with special needs. Some 129,000 children in the foster care system need to be adopted. Yet only some 8,000 a year become a part of someone’s family. Why? Needless bureaucratic obstacles. See Jeff Katz – Adoption’s Numbers Mystery – washingtonpost.com. Do any of you have experience with this?