But Ethical Practices Are In Place Now
There is far more scrutiny into adoption practices today. The value of family preservation is being recognized and respectful behavior towards biological family is more common. More services are being offered to biological parents so that poverty and youth are not viewed as traits that make one unable to parent.

Practices like adoptive matching help encourage open adoptions, which are better for the mental health of bio parents, adoptive parents, and adoptees. Institutionalized care (like orphanages) are no longer standard practice in the US and other countries. Some countries have chosen to close themselves to foreign adoption and focus instead on encouraging inter-country adoption to try to preserve culture.

Nonetheless, we are still very much in a time of trial and error surrounding best adoption practices. The way that adoptions are handled today is much different even than ten years ago. As we hear more from adult adoptees and mental health professionals, society is able to adapt to what is best for everyone.