Children adopted by Scott and Karen Banks

2 children, then known as Ethan and Auriel Banks, adopted from Romania by Scott and Karen Banks, were disrupted and placed with the Duke Purcell family in American Samoa 9 years post adoption. The adoptees were left without any identity papers or passports and they could not leave the island.
Two years later, a third child with CP, also adopted from Romania, was institutionalized at age 12.

Banks had 2 bio children, 3 from Romania, 3 from Russia, and later one girl originally from China, that they were allowed to adopt against the wishes of the original adoptive parents.

See also: Tangled adoption suit heads to trial and Defendants in Samoan adoption scandal to plead guilty Tuesday
Date: 2000-01-01

Agencies involved

Organizations: unknown agency for Romanian adoptions

Location

Wyoming
United States
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DocumentDatesort icon
Couple on probation in Samoan adoption case adopt child2010-03-04
In the matter of the adoption of Amelya Frances Kirkpatrick - Affidavit by Duke Purcell2010-02-08
In the matter of the adoption of Amelya Frances Kirkpatrick - Affidavit by Auriel2010-02-08
Utah couple won't give up proof of kids' identities2008-11-10
Bankses' parenting challenged2008-02-15
Death prompts Samoan adoption change 2005-06-25
History of FOC from their website2000-10-12
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Location

Pound Pup Legacy