Adoption Criminality and Corruption
Updated: Nov 17, 2020
Posted January 14, 2015, on Huffington Post:
Years after Guatemala halted adoptions to America, reverberations of the legacy of corrupt adoption scandals continue as the new go-to adoption hot spot nation of Ethiopia follows suit.
On January 8th, the Guatemalan prosecutors' office for human trafficking found sufficient evidence to try Nancy Susan Bailey, an American, with taking children and illegally placing them for adoption for fees as high as $40,000. A 2010 report by Guatemala's International Commission Against Impunity uncovered 3,342 "irregular" adoptions, primarily to U.S. couples.