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Children returned to Liberia

2012 Jan 1
At least 8 children are returned to Liberia post adoption, probably many more.

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Isaiah Allison
Boy adopted from Liberia

"You heard about the Tennessee case that returned the child to Russia?" Edward Winant, former vice consul in charge of adoptions at the US Embassy in Monrovia, asked me when I visited the country for my book. "We've had at least three similar cases." One girl, no more than 10 years old, was found wandering around the airport with $200 in her pocket.

I also met Bishop Emmanuel Jones, a Liberian evangelist who runs a home for street children. He has taken in three returned adoptees and says he knows of at least five others.


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Orphan Fever: The Evangelical Movement's Adoption Obsession 2013 May 1