In light of the ongoing orphan crisis in Haiti, journalist Jeneen Interlandi has written a defense of international adoption for Newsweek.com. Interlandi came to the US from Colombia as an infant and grew up a working class Jersey girl. She notes that:
numerous studies show that transracial and transcultural adoptees don't face any higher risks of psychological problems or identity issues than domestic, same-ethnicity adoptees. As uncomfortable as it makes some people to acknowledge, white parents are capable of raising emotionally healthy black, Asian, and Hispanic children. And that's no less true when the child comes from another country.