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The Baby Brokers

October 09, 1988

Since I have never been in the position of wanting to adopt a child, I do not feel qualified to judge or even offer an opinion on the legal services offered in Karen Stabiner's "The Baby Brokers." What troubles me is the search for the "perfect" family, be it adoption or surrogate parenting.

What happens to the legal contract if the child turns out not to be perfect--physically handicapped or mentally handicapped--at birth? Are adoptive parents still as eager to make this child a part of their family? What happens to the child then? Who assumes emotional and financial responsibility for this child?

MARILYN FILS PALMER

Tarzana

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