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Scott Carney's "Meet the Parents" highlights the abuses within the international adoption system. Even when malpractices are exposed in unethical adoptions, agencies are rarely severely sanctioned; at most their license to perform intercountry adoptions is rescinded and often eventually reinstated. Sadly, the Hague convention doesn't go far enough in remedying these abuses. In unethical adoptions, there are no winners, only profiteers.

USHA RENGACHARY SMERDON

Vice president, Ethica

My youngest two children were also victims of child trafficking for adoption in Cheunai. We located their Indian mother and told them the truth when they were 12 and 13. We had our first reunion with their other mother the next year. Our children are now nurtured by two families who love them, and we've built a strong bond. We've proven that it's possible to have a happy ending. I urge this boy's parents to reach out in love and trust. I'm confident that gesture will be returned in kind.

JULIA ROLLINGS

Canberra, Australia

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Title Annotation:Backtalk
Author:Smerdon, Usha Rengachary; Rollings, Julia
Publication:Mother Jones
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:May 1, 2009
Words:163
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