We have two daughters adopted from China and three birth children also. I expected when we adopted that we would be one of the only families who already had children but I was very wrong. About 75% of the adoptive parents I know already have one or more children. They adopt because they have room in their hearts and home for more children and feel that it is a good idea to give a home to a child who doesn't have one. There are a lot of international and U.S. regulations aimed to make sure the kids who are adopted are not going to get a home any other way. Of course all regulations can fail sometimes, but having gone through the process of adoption, I can certainly tell you that it is not an easy one and not one that everyone could pass. When countries have policies which allow adoption to take place within a country then that is probably best. However, as long as there are children needing a home and people who are willing to give them a home, the adoptions should be allowed to continue.