Instead of skipping a Marshallese Manit post every 3rd week as we have done in the past, we have decided to post several adoption related articles from Honolulu Civil Beat https://www.civilbeat.org/. The plan is to have just one article per post so one does not get overwhelmed with reading. Several of these articles will have links to others, but don’t feel you have to read all of them as we will have them in future posts. Civil Beat has done some great work and they also have a podcast. Civil Beat is a non-profit organization and if you value their work consider donating to them. https://www.civilbeat.org/donate/?campaign=701360000016Ddv
Here is the next in the series of adoption related articles from Civil Beat.
There’s A Distinct Disconnect Between American And Marshallese Adoptions (published 11/27/18)
In the U.S., it’s common for an adopted child to lose contact with birth parents. In the Marshall Islands, adopted children return to the birth family when they are 18 if not sooner.