Japan Is Pretty Creeped Out That You’re Trying to Adopt Its Orphans Already

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“I have been receiving many strange emails, from mostly U.S., and was asked, ‘I want girl, less than 6 months old, healthy child.’ I honestly tell you such a kind of emails makes Japanese people very uncomfortable, because for us, sound like someone who are looking for ‘what I want’ from our terrible disaster.” —Tazuru Ogaway, director of the Japanese adoption agency Across Japan. Unlike in Haiti, dwindling population and strong family ties mean that children are usually taken in by relatives. More important: Angelina! We told you to wait a few weeks, jeez.

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