Adoption Fraud and Scams

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Adoption fraud and scams exist. Learn what they are, how to protect yourself in advance and report unethical and illegal practices.

Adoption Fraud

Beware, be smart, and do the research. Here are resources for background and reputation checks, as well as suggestions for where to turn for help if something goes wrong. ... [more]

Take the Baby and Run

Here's the deal: Free medical treatment in exchange for the baby. No papers to sign, no one needs to know. Don't do it! It's illegal. Resources for help, support, and legal options for pregnant teens.... [more]

Educate Yourself

Adoption fraud and scams exist. Knowing about fraud will enable you to identify potential dangers.... [more]

Reporting Fraud & Unethical Practices

If you think you've been defrauded, or are being approached in unethical ways concerning your adoption plans, look here for where and how to report them.... [more]

True Stories of Adoption Fraud

Fraud is both financially and emotionally devastating. Learn from the experiences of others.... [more]

When Is It Baby-Selling?

Adoption has its share of questions about ethical practices, but one of the most hotly debated concerns the role of money: how much, what it's used for, to whom it's paid. For some, it all comes down to the question of baby-selling.... [more]

Wrongful Adoption

This legal term refers to the failure on the part of an agency or a worker to disclose known information, or information that should be known, about a child to the prospective adoptive parents.... [more]

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