Recent national news reports illustrate this traumatic experience for children who are privately transferred when their adoptive parents feel they can no longer care for them. This practice of parents giving their children away to unapproved, unlicensed strangers results in sexual, physical, and emotional damage to many children.

Reuters Investigates - The Child Exchange

There is one potential safeguard: an agreement among the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands called the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children, or ICPC. The agreement requires that if a child is to be transferred outside of the family to a new home in a different state, parents notify authorities in both…Read More
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