30 Mar 2002

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“Looking for Answers,” Adoptive Families Magazine

“Looking for Answers” by Patricia P. Suhody in Adoptive Families Magazine (2002) begins with difficult questions, and follows the author’s quest for answers. An excerpt:

“One evening in the spring of 1998, after our children were tucked into bed, we happened to tune into a TV show featuring a story on corruption in Guatemalan adoptions. Because we’d adopted both of our daughters from Guatemala, we were drawn to the screen. Our interest turned to shock when we saw that the attorney profiled on the show was the one we’d used to adopt our second child, Elizabeth. He was accused of baby trafficking by Guatemalan officials and by Bruce Harris, Director of Casa Alianza, an organization that protects street children. Suddenly, questions we’d put aside in the happy months after our baby’s arrival resurfaced in a rush. Why had our repeated requests for a photograph of Elizabeth’s birthmother been ignored? Why had this second adoption been so much more difficult than our first, which had gone smoothly?”

Read the full article at: http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=268

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