Kiley Crossland

Kiley is a WORLD Digital assistant editor and reports on marriage, family, and sexuality.

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A crack in the façade

Family | Disillusioned staff at Britain’s Tavistock gender clinic resign
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 4/19/19, 04:50 pm

Britain’s only gender transition facility is facing increasing criticism that it is fast-tracking children into sex change procedures. The Times of London last week published a series of reports about five former employees who resigned because they believed the facility was mutilating young children.

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Intercountry adoption numbers hit new low

Family | Adoption advocates argue continued declines result from bad policies
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 4/12/19, 02:36 pm

The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. families plunged again last year, according to data the U.S. State Department released last month.

Intercountry adoptions declined by 14 percent, from 4,714 children in 2017 to 4,059 in 2018. The 2018 number is down 82 percent from a high of more than 22,000 in 2004.

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Picking up the college admissions pieces

Education | Lawmakers in California try to close loopholes that led to bribery scandal
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 4/10/19, 04:29 pm

A group of California legislators last week introduced a sweeping package of bills aimed at restoring confidence in the college admissions process after a widespread bribery scandal.

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