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The Baby Brokers

October 16, 1988

Our son's birth mother chose adoption as soon as she discovered that she was pregnant and attempted to work with a public adoption agency. The baby was shuffled among five different foster homes while the adoption worker "counseled" the mother on her decision. The "counseling" culminated when the worker returned the baby to its mother and told her, "I'm sure you'll change your mind when you see how cute he is!" Devastated, the mother flew to California, where non-agency adoption is legal, and chose us to adopt her baby.

Babies are abandoned in churches and parks every day by birth mothers who are desperate to avoid the long, judgmental process that the public adoption system imposes upon them.

SUSANE. COOK

La Habra Heights

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