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Finding Fernanda

Two Mothers, One Child, and a Cross-Border Search for Truth

Finding Fernanda by Erin Siegal
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A compelling, dramatic narrative of how an American housewife discovered that the Guatemalan child she was about to adopt had been stolen from her birth mother, shedding light on the alarming and growing problem of international adoption fraud.

Over the past five years, over 100,000 children were adopted into the United States, 20,000 of whom came from Guatemala. Finding Fernanda, a dramatic true story paired with investigative reporting, tells the side-by-side tales of an American housewife who adopts a two-year-old girl from Guatemala and the birth mother whose two children were stolen from her. Each woman gradually comes to realize her role in what was one of Guatemala's most profitable black-market industries: the buying and selling of children for international adoption. Finding Fernanda is an overdue, unprecedented look at adoption corruption--and a poignant, riveting human story about the power of hope, faith, and determination. 


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Beacon Press; May 2012
ISBN 9780807001431
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Title: Finding Fernanda
Author: Erin Siegal
 
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0807001430
9780807001431
9780807001851