All children deserve to be safe, parents cannot abdicate this responsibility, and we as a community must make sure families have needed resources. Regardless of the circumstances, children cannot be abandoned to chance exploitation, abuse and neglect. The Administration and Congress must develop and enact recommendations to end private custody transfers of adopted children.
Child Welfare League of America
Enough support will compel our national policymakers to end child trading through "re-homing" by acting immediately to hold oversight hearings, initiate a comprehensive GAO investigation, convene senior Administrative leadership to examine and coordinate state policy, and pass legislation to strengthen policies and practices that will prevent harm to adopted children.