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SEE “CHOSEN CHILDREN,” a new e-book on this website for current data and shocking newsstories including those detailing 30 ADOPTED RUSSIAN CHILDREN and 120 DOMESTIC ADOPTED CHILDREN killed by their AMERICAN ADOPTERS -- cited by adoption professionals as “just the tip of the iceberg!”

In 2010, unknown numbers of children disappeared from Haiti, not due to the earthquake, but at the hands of American and other international baby brokers.

Top Countries Sending Children to the U.S. 1989-2002 http://travel.state.gov/orphan_numbers.html


According to the National Census in the United States for Year 2000, 1.6 million "adopted children" are under age 18, or "born since the 1980s";
1.4-million were domestic adoptions;
200,000 (13%) of the adopted children were foreign-born;
     47,555 - from Korea
     21,053 - from China
     19,631 - from Russia
     18,000 - from Mexico
       7,793 - from India

The Fiscal Year 2002 preliminary total of 20,099 adoptions includes 14,666 children who were to be adopted overseas and 5,433 children who came to the U.S. to be adopted. The top 20 countries this year accounted for a total of 19,170 adoptions, 95 % of all intercountry adoptions by U.S. citizens. They are:
China, 5,123; Russian Federation; 4,939; Guatemala, 2,219; Republic of Korea, 1,779; Ukraine, 1,106; Kazakhstan, 819; Vietnam, 766; India, 412; Colombia, 334; Bulgaria, 260; Cambodia, 254; Philippines, 221; Haiti, 197; Belarus, 169; Romania, 168; Ethiopia, 110; Poland, 101; Thailand, 67; Peru, 65; Mexico, 61.
  -as reported in National Review Online, by William L. Pierce, 10-24-02


Excerpted from "Transracial Abductees"
OUTCOMES OF INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTION
by Tobias Hubinette (Lee Sam-dol), Korean adoptee living in Stockholm, Sweden.
http://transracialabductees.org/samdolcritique.html

The most scientific of studies on Intercountry Adoptees' Outcomes was conducted in Sweden. In spite of the adult adoptees in the study having been adopted to couples belonging to the Swedish elite, it was estimated that:
90 % of the adopters belong to the upper and middle classes. In spite of this,
6.6 % of the intercountry adoptees had a post-secondary education of 3 years or more compared to
20% of biological children of the adopters whom they grew up with as siblings.
60.2 % of the intercountry adoptees were employed compared to
77.1% among ethnic Swedes, and
50% of the former group belong to the lowest income category compared
28.6 % for the latter.
29.2% of the intercountry adoptees were either married or co-habitants compared to
56.2 % of the majority population.

"Intercountry adoptees have less often children, and those who are parents are more often living without their children if they are males or as single parents if they are females, thus sadly mimicking their biological parents' behavior. Males have more often than females indicators of social maladjustment. Moreover, epidemiological studies show high levels of psychiatric illness, addiction, criminality and suicide compared to the control groups. The odds ratio:
3.2 - psychiatric hospital care
2.6 - in treatment for alcohol abuse
5.2 - drug abuse
2.6 - severe criminality leading to imprisonment stood
3.6 - suicide attempt .

Females have more often than males indicators of poor mental health. The most shocking finding is a record high odds ratio of 5.0 for suicide compared to ethnic Swedes, in an international perspective only comparable to the staggering suicide rates registered among indigenous people in North America and Oceania, which makes parallels to cultural genocide ghastly topical.

Adult adoptees in the above study were checked up in population registers and compared to equivalent control groups among ethnic Swedes. The results show that the group has substantial problems to establish themselves socio-economically in terms of level of education, labor market achievement and creating a family.

In this perspective, it becomes more evident than ever that intercountry adoption is nothing else but an irresponsible social experiment of gigantic measures, from the beginning to the end."


For a historical perspective, Tobias Hubinette explains:
"The scope of the Holocaust created such a shock that the West was forced to change its world view..... from open racism to the idea of equality for all races, at least theoretically. This idea destroyed the world order having dominated the last 500 years: that the West had the right to conquer, exterminate and rule over non-white people. De-colonization was followed by violent conflicts, and the first intercountry adoptees soon started to arrive....

Korea is by far the largest supplier of foreign babies for the U.S. adoption market; 62% of all babies adopted from abroad are South Korean. That amounts to 10% percent of the total adoptions in the United States by families unrelated to the adoptees.....At first, the women do not want to give up their babies. According to the questionnaire that we distribute at the orientation interview, 90% want to keep the babies, says Kim Yongsook, the director of Ae Ran Won. But after counseling, maybe 10% will keep them."


Isabel

Excerpted from ADOPTIONS IN GUATEMALA
With babies in demand, kidnappers are on the prowl;
Incidents in Guatemala [and elsewhere] believed to be supplying adoption
Houston Chronicle , by Edward Hegstrom - 11-1-97

MALACATAN, Guatemala -- The armed men who barged into the shack where Maria Chilel was staying never told her what they wanted. They simply took away her 2-year-old son.

After months of investigation, Guatemalan authorities believe they might know why the men stole the child last December.

Walter Orlando Ip Reina, a prosecuting attorney for the Guatemalan state of San Marcos where Chilel lives, says a network of baby-stealers operates in the region, kidnapping children for foreign adoptions.

The abduction of Chilel's son, Omni, which actually occurred just across the border in Mexico, "is just one example of the problem," he says.

The boy's kidnapping appears to be part of a broad trend fueled by the growing demand for adoptions in the United States and Europe, authorities say.

.....This year, about 1,000 Guatemalan babies are expected to be adopted, with about 800 going to the United States.

Observers say attorneys based in Guatemala City who handle the adoptions charge up to $20,000 per case. The potential for large profits, they say, carries the possibility of corruption and fraud.

Babies obtained by clandestine means are typically given new identities, Harris and government officials say. Often, a woman unrelated to the child pretends to be the mother during the interviews typically required by foreign embassies as part of the adoption process.


Related web pages:

ADOPTEES and RACE
http://amfor.net/race.html

TRANSRACIAL ABDUCTEES
http://transracialabductees.org

U.S. OKs BABY THEFT
http://amfor.net/childtheft.html