Shrinkage has multiple meanings, depending on the context.
Shrinkage (accounting) - the loss of products Shrinkage (statistics) - a technique to improve an estimator Shrinkage (casting) - a casting defect brought about by the reduction in volume of the cast material as it cools and solidifies
Here is how I think we can do this (and what I hope I am doing):We can support ETHICAL ADOPTION by renruting it to a SOCIAL SERVICE for CHILDREN in need of a loving home because they are either TRUE orphans (meaning they have NO LIVING OR FIT relatives) or they have had the misfortune of being permanently removed from abuse and/or neglectful situations after due process. We can support people who plan to adopt by helping them become honestly educated about adoption and its issues and encouraging ONLY ethical adoption practices. I feel that unethical adoptions deserve no support whatsoever. We can support people (children) who are in need of adoption (ie: true orphans and foster children who's parents' rights have been terminated by the court due to abuse and/or neglect and have no fit family available to care for them in many ways such as:*By encouraging adoption from foster care. Especially for teens and special needs children.*Educating the public about adoption/foster care/family issues and ethics in an honest and thorough manner in order to give these children the best possible scenario from which to find a loving family as well as an understanding community in which to live.*By volunteering time with these children via reputable programs such as GAL/CASA, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, etc. or by becoming involved with your local schools, tutoring, mentoring, etc.*By donating items or gift cards for the children to your local DSS foster care program to distribute. (Many of these children have few possessions including clothing and school supplies.)*By supporting their human right to retain access to their original birth certificates, medical records and personal history, foster care records and identity. *By calling for adoption reform to return it to the actual social service it was intended to be: Finding suitable homes for children who are truly in need.*And finally, by helping reduce the numbers of those who NEED adoption by, again: Educating yourself and others about family issues, including adoption, and by supporting the families in your community through friendship and encouragement.