14 May 2011

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Author of the award-winning book Finding Fernanda. Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism. Redux Pictures photographer. Read more here.


CCI Records, Released by DCF August 2, 2010

Here’s a set of emails from Celebrate Children International assistant director Angela Vance.


CCI Records, Angela Vance emails (125 pages)


1 Comment
  1. This is a classic example of agency “threat-n-spin” used to control, manipulate and silence potential adoptive parents (PAPs). Imagine if this agency had a huge chunk of your money and the ability to stop the adoption process of a child you deeply cared about, or worse, make the child “disappear” if you make too much noise they don’t like.

    The end result of the threat-n-spin is this: the PAP doesn’t question any action of the agency whatsoever, and masks all concerns of foul play in smiles and compliments. They know what is at risk. It makes it very, very difficult (if not impossible) to address fraud and/or ethics (particularly on a greater scale), when this is the playing field. One of bullying and not-so-subtle threats.

    And continuously, despite Florida DCF seeing letter after letter like this (from other agencies in addition to CCI they are supposed to regulate), they continually ignore it, allowing the agencies to continue their emotional extortion campaigns and unethical practices. Florida DCF should be ashamed, because outside of TX and PA, the worst of the worst agencies are licensed and “regulated” by FL DCF. Want to start a child trafficking empire with little-to-no oversight? Open in Florida.

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