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"Anatomy of an Adoption Crisis,", September 12, 2010

"The Baby Business," Democracy Journal, Summer 2010

"The Lie We Love," Foreign Policy magazine, Nov./Dec. 2008




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NOTE: This page from the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism website offers documentation of and background about serious irregularities in international adoption. For the systemic analysis of corruption in international adoption, please read “The Lie We Love,” Foreign Policy magazine, Nov./Dec. 2008, and visit our webpages dedicated to international adoption. For ideas about fairer policy solutions, please read “The Baby Business,” Democracy Journal, Summer 2010. 

News Reports of Adoption
 Irregularities in Armenia

"Angelina Jolie to Adopt an Armenian Baby?" May 28, 2009, The Armenian Weekly.

"Social state of children adopted by foreigners will be regularly verified," April 29, 2008, ArmInfo News Agency.

“Foreign Citizens Adopted 44 Children From Armenia in 2005,” July 11, 2006, ArmInfo News Agency.

“Armenian Child Adoptions Largely Unaffected by Stricter Rules,” Atom Markarian, January 12, 2006, Armenialiberty.

"Prosecutors Probe Reported Corruption In Armenian Child Adoptions," Emil Danielyan, August 15, 2005, ArmeniaLiberty. 

"Government Approves More Rights For Armenian Orphans," Armen Zakarian, August 5, 2004, ArmeniaLiberty. 

"Government Approves More Curbs On Foreign Adoptions," Atom Markarian and Emil Danielyan, February 5, 2004, ArmeniaLiberty. 

"U.S. Adoption Agent Blasts Armenian Orphan Placement Plan," Emil Danielyan, January 19, 2004, ArmeniaLiberty. 

"Government To Encourage Armenian Families To Raise Orphans," Emil Danielyan, January 15, 2009, ArmeniaLiberty. 

"Ministers Vow To Tighten Rules For Foreign Adoption," Ruzanna Khachatrian, September 10, 2003, ArmeniaLiberty.

"Prosecutors Probe Reported Corruption In Armenian Child Adoptions," Emil Danielyan, August 15, 2003, ArmeniaLiberty.

“Armenia: Adoption Procedures Come Into Question,” Emil Danielyan, June 25, 2003, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty.

“Rights and Wrongs of Child Adoption in Armenia,” Emil Danielyan, June 23, 2003, ArmeniaLiberty.

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