Adoption agencies, orphanages, and maternity homes: An historical directory

By Susan Foglesong on April 12, 2000 Format: Unknown Binding (Paperback) I have owned this book for over 15 years. I was in adoption reform for 13 years and assisted in writing legislation to improve adoptee rights. Nile’s book was one of the most concise, accurate and informative books I found in those 13 years. […]

The End Result: Fantasy-Failed Adoptions

By Lara/Trace I was thinking about all the adoptees I’ve met who have no contact with their adoptive parents. No calls, no visits. How does this happen? Well, we first have to go back in time! Let’s pretend we are a young couple (early 30s) who get the devastating news we can’t have a baby. […]

Embattled Utah adoption center loses its license

(Al Hartmann | Tribune file photo) Terry Achane of South Carolina and his nearly 2-year-old daughter, Teleah, on Jan. 25, 2013. Achane was united with his daughter, who placed for adoption at birth without his knowledge or consent. His then-wife claimed Achane had abandoned her and had no interest in the child. A 4th District […]

IAG Adoption Trafficking in Ethiopia indicts Americans

Four Employees of Adoption Services Provider Charged with Conspiracy to Defraud the United States in Connection with Ethiopia Operations Four current and former employees of International Adoption Guides Inc. (IAG), an adoption services provider, have been indicted by a grand jury in South Carolina for allegedly conspiring to defraud the United States in connection with […]

The Light is on you Adoption Traffickers

 By Lara/Trace, author of One Small Sacrifice and Two Worlds I was so naive when I took foster care training in the mid-1990s. I really was. I was in my mid 30s, an adoptee from a stranger adoption in Wisconsin, about to be divorced and there I was thinking about doing the Oregon foster-to-adopt program. […]

When adoption doesn’t work

Letters When an Adoption Doesn’t Work Out November 28, 2013 (new York Times) To the Editor: Kim Ryu Re “When Children Are Traded,” by Nicholas D. Kristof (column, Nov. 21): The phenomenon of “private re-homing” of adopted children is recognized by adoption professionals as abusive, illegal and antithetical to the safety and well-being of adopted […]

Human trafficking: preying on expecting moms

By Lara/Trace At this point in my research into human trafficking, I am looking at the billion dollar adoption industry tactics to convince mothers who are expecting to give up their newborn by using coercion, isolation, promises and careful maneuvers to guarantee the mother is going to go through with the transaction. I call this […]