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

"The Baby Business," Democracy Journal, Summer 2010

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"As a mom whose family was issued a NOID (Notice of Intent to Deny)  in Vietnam, I found your discussion of some of what we were faced with far more sympathetic, and I do think accurate, than much of what has been said on the subject. However, I have to say I disagree with the conclusion that NOIDs need to be easier to prove. Of course this is my opinion and based on personal experience, but here's why..." Read the full response>

–Mary Quigley, North Carolina

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I spent a lot of yesterday reading "Anatomy of an Adoption Crisis," and the FOIA docs, etc. and wanted to thank you for writing this piece and doing such an amazing job with it. Your work has connected a lot of the elusive dots that have been out there for years, but have never been documented. Those of us who desperately want adoption reform need nothing more than to refer to your article to have all the proof/evidence we need as to why there needs to be reform, if IA [international adoption] is allowed to go on.
Thank you, thank you, for all your hard work and dedication. I know it hasn't been easy. I am very grateful, for myself, and on behalf of my children, who may have a painful journey to take in learning about all this, but at least they will have a lot more truth when they do so.
–Margaret Weeks, Adoptive parent, Vietnam 


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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