Hague Convention – double standard?

Although I don't have time to write an in-depth analysis or critique, I wanted to post a link to this investigative report in my local newspaper. My only comment really is that once again this is really about adoptive parents being victimized. The articles have the tone of "buyer beware" and completely lack any real discussion of the true victims in all of this, the babies and children who are pawns between families who want to adopt and the unscrupulous people unethically procuring children for these families.

Part 1 was unavailable until today, and here is part 2.

Part 1: Burned by a Baby Broker

An Edina woman victimized by adoption handlers in Guatemala has learned
hard truths about the international marketing of children.

Part 2: Adoption treaty sets up double standard in U.S.

System meant to protect parents and children doesn't bar unaccredited agencies from doing international adoptions.

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One thought on “Hague Convention – double standard?

  1. More than anyone, I feel for that 15-year-old girl from the first article. I hope all four girls do all right.
    I have a lot of sympathy for the people getting defrauded, but the way the article frames it…ugh. Can’t anyone point out that this is hurting more than the Nice White Ladies Waiting for Babies?

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