Tanya, whose identity is being withheld, was adopted at age 7 but returned to the foster care system six years later. She and her former adoptive mother disagree on what caused the break-up, but both say the pairing did not work.

Growing Concern Over Broken Adoptions

For more than a decade national child welfare policy has encouraged timely adoptions as way to stabilize the lives of kids in foster care. But the system is challenged when a child's new home proves to be a bad fit.