America’s underground adopted children trade

BY News Desk  September 11, 2013 at 11:38 AM EST


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Many parents spend years waiting to adopt a child, but some decide to give up their newest family members days after receiving them.

An investigative report released Monday exposes the vast underground network of families and individuals who are looking to give away or take in unwanted adopted children.
Using forums such as Yahoo’s since-deactivated Adopting-From-Disruption group, parents who are struggling to raise the children they’ve adopted can seek support and can even post ads offering their children up to new families.