Should it be easier to adopt abroad?
Madonna's recent attempt to adopt a three-year-old Malawian girl reignited the debate over inter-country adoption.
Her application was denied despite Madonna having already adopted a young boy, called David from the same country.
Last year there were 233 applications for inter-country adoption within the UK.
Paddy O'Connell investigated this issue and asked whether the process should be easier.
He met Stevan Whitehead, who with his wife Ellie, adopted two children from Guatemala nine years ago.
According to Stevan most people who adopt from abroad only do so after exploring the domestic adoption first.
But the inter-country adoption process is long and arduous, it took The Whiteheads over six years, and there are never any guarantees.
But Save the Children believes the process should remain difficult.
They told Paddy that, "children are usually best able to grow up happy and healthy if they are close to their families and the communities in which they were born".
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