OUR REPORTING ON INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION

Corruption in international adoptions

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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.


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 Irregularities in Poland


PEAR's Cautionary Statement on Adoption from Poland, February 24, 2010, Parents for Ethical Adoption Reform.

Over the past four months PEAR has received numerous complaints and requests for assistance from families who are in the process of adopting from Poland or who have completed a recent adoption from Poland. The majority of these situations involved inaccurate, incomplete, or falsified medical and psychosocial histories of the children to be adopted. 

“Booming Polish Market: Blond, Blue-Eyed Babies,” Gabrielle Glaser, April 19, 1992, New York Times.

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