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Adoption Fraud

The Department of State Wishes You a Happy National Adoption Month

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Frank Ligtvoet

This month on the 4th the Department of State's Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Michele Bond issued a statement on the occasion of National A...

Captain America Does It Again! Troubling International Adoption Legislation (CHIFF)

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics
Frank Ligtvoet

"There is one issue on which all Americans agree, every child needs a family." This is the slogan used by the supporters of the proposed legislation C...

Open Letter to the Ethiopian Adoption Community

Dina McQueen | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Dina McQueen

Many adoptive mothers of Ethiopian-born children "chat" in private online venues and express strong desires to see heads of adoption agencies imprisoned. Mothers continue to feel angry and saddened every time a new story further illustrates what sometimes transpires to get a child out of Africa.

Mexico Adoption Bust Reveals Vast Child Trafficking Ring

Erin Siegal McIntyre | Posted 04.30.2012 | World
Erin Siegal McIntyre

A child trafficking ring uncovered by Mexican police in mid-January in Guadalajara, Jalisco, has not only operated since the 1980s, a decade earlier than previously reported, but has also provided hundreds of children to adoptive families in other countries.

The Baby Trade

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

When Ok Chin was a child, her mother brought her to an orphanage. The family was poor, and her mother heard that the girl would get fed and clothed. What happened next was unexpected.