International adoptions make family tree unique


Members of the Page family pose for a photo at their home. From left are Lydia, 14; Joe; William, 7; Liz; Ann, 6, Maggie, 11; and John, 10.

Members of the Page family pose for a photo at their home. From left are Lydia, 14; Joe; William, 7; Liz; Ann, 6, Maggie, 11; and John, 10. Photo by Kelley McCall.

In her mid-30s, Liz Page had earned advanced degrees, married the man of her dreams and was on her way to goal No. 3 — having children. But then she and her new husband found out they could not have biological children.

Liz and her husband, Joe, decided to explore adoption, but as a relatively older couple in their late 30s, they were told they might not be a good match for domestic adoptions.

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So Liz began researching international adoption.

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