Adoption Presents Couples with Myriad Choices

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Mohan Vemulapalli and his wife Marie Spark

Mohan Vemulapalli and his wife Marie Spark are in the process of adopting a child from Russia. Elaine Korry, NPR hide caption

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Once prospective parents decide to adopt, the options before them can be overwhelming: Open or closed? Domestic or international? Same race and ethnicity, or different? Negotiating the details is an intensely personal process. NPR's Elaine Korry profiles one Bay Area couple for whom that process led overseas.



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