LOCAL LAWYER SEEKS NEW PARENTS TO ADOPT ORPHANS FROM CHINA
Evansville Courier, The (IN)
Author: LINDA NEGRO, Courier staff writer
An Evansville attorney wants to find Chinese orphans a home in the Midwest. Keith Wallace, who lived in Peking in the early 1990s, said he just needs adoptive parents to start the process.
"All the connections are in place," said Wallace, who will arrange the adoptions from his Evansville office.
Wallace said China has more than 900 orphanages, and more than 1.7 million babies are abandoned there each year.
''I just have a love for the people and the culture and society and their children in particular," he said. "When I came back to practice law in Evansville, I wanted to maintain a contact with China."
Wallace said he can help a wide range of people.
''My contact assures me he can place the children with couples in their 20s and with single parents and with parents who already have children," he said. He estimates the adoption fees at $13,000, excluding travel costs.
Another Evansville attorney, David Miller, also handles foreign adoptions.