The Dark Side of International Adoption

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  • An Advocate for Adoption Abroad
  • Guatemala
  • Cambodia
  • Haiti
  • More Money, More Problems
  • Helping or Hurting?
  • A Rising Trend
  • The Rich & the Famous
  • A Drastic Drop
  • Who's Monitoring International Adoption?
  • The Vulnerable Victims
  • Forced into Adoption
  • Save the Children
  • Vietnam


In the frenzied aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Laura Lilsby, the founder of the Idaho-based New Life Children’s Refuge, led nine fellow American Baptist missionaries to the Caribbean nation to rescue orphans. After a failed attempt to leave the country with 33 children without proper legal documentation, the Americans spent about three months in a Haiti jail.

(Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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