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Corruption in international adoptions

Orphaned or Stolen?
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  from Nepal, 2006-2008

"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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From left: Children in front of house © Eva Schuster |
Ariel view of city © Caetano Lacerda |
Woman and baby © Nick Pye |
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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 Peru

“Adoption lawyer accused of kidnapping; 36-year-old American could get 15 years in Peruvian jail,” Pamela Constable, September 1, 1993, The Gazette.

“US lawyer stuck in Peru adoption tangle,” Pamela Constable, September 1, 1993, The Boston Globe, Pound Pup Legacy.

“Lima Journal; Ordeal in Peru: Cuddling a Baby, Clinging to Hop,” Nathaniel C. Nash, June 9, 1992, The New York Times.

“Some U.S. Couples Criticize American's Methods in Failed Peruvian,” Eugene Robinson, March 13, 1992, The Washington Post.

“In Peru, Anxieties Over Adoption: Some Accused of 'Baby Selling' to Exploit American Market,” Eugene Robinson, March 8, 1992, The Washington Post.

“Trade in babies booms in Peru,” Martina Crowley, June 16, 1991, The London Sunday Times.

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