Private Domestic Adoption Mimics Baby Selling?
Since I’ve been hosting these Adoption Diaries for Parents.com, and filling you in on my family’s decision to adopt a daughter from India or another poverty-stricken country to help an orphan child.
But since I’ve been writing this column three days a week, for a year now, I’ve fielded many questions from outraged readers when I discuss how much money it costs to adopt a healthy white baby from Russia, for instance, (about $70,000) versus adopting an older toddler from India who may have a mild special needs case, such as a cleft lip which can be fixed with surgery.
Approximate cost of a 2-year wait for a Special Needs kid is less than $25,000 everything included. Does that sound like a monetary judgement to children? If you think about it in a level-headed way, which is hard to do with adoption, maybe sometimes it’s OK to buy a baby if someone wants to sell her?
Here’s a story about a high-priced adoption attorney in my home town of Los Angeles, who filed phony broth certificates and health insurance forms for bilking a dozen adoptive couples out of at least $100,000 each to buy a healthy newborn.
Based on legislation preventing attorney Theresa Erickson [photographed above] to pay young surrogate mothers to carry embryos to term so she could sell the implanted babies to the highest bidders. Erickson attested that the surrogate mothers were paid up to $45,000 each to give birth. Two of her co-dependents have already pleaded guilty.
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This is how badly people want a baby when they cannot have one of their own. Parents get desperate, but is somehow seems unholy to cold-bloodedly generate healthy white newborns from young blond mothers when there are over 500,000 older toddlers and children in the foster care system.
What do you think of an attorney who found loopholes in the California legal system in order to pay women to give birth and then sell those newborns to wealthy parents in Southern California who paid on average $100,000.
How much jail time does this adoption attorney deserve in jail? Just for her one count of mail fraud, she may receive five years. Tell me your adoption story here!Add a Comment