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  • SCOTT CARNEY

    Meet the Parents - Confronting the Dark Side of Overseas Adoption2009 SCOTT CARNEY — Scott Carney’s Meet the Parents – Confronting the Dark Side of Overseas Adoption was published in Mother Jones in its March/April 2009 issue with both photos and text. The article is a poignant and powerful account about children kidnapped in Indian slums, sold to orphanages and sent to foreign countries for adoption and the lack of any effective laws to counter the lucrative trade. It centers on one boy, a toddler plucked off the streets in 1999, and raised in America by a family that paid $15,000 in fees and refuses to concede he might have been kidnapped. His Indian parents know they will never get him back and just want to communicate with their child’s new family, so far without any luck.

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