Erin Siegal McIntyre
About Erin Siegal McIntyre
Author of the award-winning book Finding Fernanda. Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism. Redux Pictures photographer. Read more here.
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  • 18 Jan 2014
    “Baby trafficking: 10-day-old for 5,000 euros,” Emirates, 1/18/2014
    “Police in central Greece on Saturday said they had arrested seven people including five Bulgarians for attempted baby trafficking. “A police operation prevented the illegal adoption of a ten-day-old baby for the sum of 5,000 euros ($6,800),” police in the central city of Larissa said in a statement. The authorities...
  • 17 Jan 2014
    Meet the author: Erin Siegal McIntyre
    Erin Siegal McIntyre is an American photographer and writer. She is a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, a Soros Justice Fellow, and a Redux Pictures photographer. She was a 2008-2009 fellow at the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Erin is the author of the award-winning book Finding Fernanda, (Beacon Press...
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  • 17 Jan 2014
    10 Questions with Ethica: The TVRPA and Trafficking in Adoption
    1.  What is the TVPRA? The TVPRA is the Trafficking Victim Protection Reauthorization Act of 2011.  It is the reauthorization of the original bill, the Trafficking Victim Protection Act of 2000, which was originally designed to combat human trafficking in the U.S. and establish it as a federal crime to...
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  • 17 Jan 2014
     WATCH THE FULL SHOW HERE:     Saturday, January 18, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT,  the investigation and the book “Finding Fernanda” will be featured in an hour-long CBS special episode of “48 Hours” called “Perilous Journey.” Featuring investigative journalist Erin Siegal McIntyre, Betsy Emanuel, Mildred Alvarado, Alvarado’s children,...
  • 21 Dec 2013
    “Congo suspends international adoptions, leaving dozens of children in limbo,” AP, 12/20/2013
    “KINSHASA, Congo — The Congolese government has suspended international adoptions of Congolese children, following allegations that some were abandoned by their adoptive parents, while others were “sold to homosexuals.” The move by Congo further restricts foreign adoptions, following similar decisions by Russia and China.” Read the full story here:
  • 19 Sep 2013
    What happened to Maria Fernanda?
    “Finding Fernanda” is a book of investigative journalism. It’s the shocking story of $30,000 U.S. dollars, four Guatemalan “orphans,” one nonprofit evangelical Christian adoption agency, a family-run child-trafficking ring, one infant cut from her unconscious mother’s womb, two tiny missing sisters, and a nine-member Tennessee family who believed wholeheartedly in...
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  • 19 Aug 2013
    “Los niños que el ejército se llevó,” Plaza Pública, 8/6/2013
    Durante el conflicto armado, los militares capturaron miles de niños en las áreas donde aplicó la política de tierra arrasada. Considerados como niños huérfanos, o niños abandonados por la guerrilla, el ejército tuvo que encontrarles una salida, un destino. Hoy convertidos en adultos desarraigados, muchos de estos niños buscan a...
  • 27 Nov 2012
    “Baby traffickers get death sentence in China,” IANS, 11/27/2012
    “Beijing, Nov 26 (IANS) Two ringleaders of a baby trafficking gang in China have been sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve. Cai Liaochao and Chen Hongfeng, of the gang based in Ya’an of southwestern Sichuan province, were accused of selling 14 babies between July 2010 and May 2011, the...
  • 20 Nov 2012
    “I-Team investigates international adoption facilitator,” ABC News, 11/20/2012
    Families across the country have trusted a Santa Clara County man to help adopt Ukrainian children. But there are concerns that aren’t getting full story when it comes to the kids’ mental health. The family profiled in this story thought they were adopting healthy children from the Ukraine, a boy...
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  • 11 Nov 2012
    “Egypt police bust baby trafficking ring,” Herald Sun, 11/11/2012
    “Egyptian police say they have broken up a child trafficking ring that sold almost 300 babies for $US570 ($A550) each or less. A police official said on Sunday officers had arrested five suspects, including two nurses and a doctor working at the Cairo hospital where the babies were sold for...
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