Statement from the American Adoption Congress
The American Adoption Congress believes that birth/first mother scamming is an intentionally planned criminal fraud that destroys the dreams of prospective adoptive parents who have anxiously waited for an opportunity to grow their family. Every attempt should be made to identify and prosecute the parties involved in this type of fraud. Adoption is a life-long event for all involved. Beware of agencies and law firms who play upon your emotions and promise a speedy process. Give your family the best chance for a healthy future by selecting only a reputable adoption agency which can guide you through all phases of the process and help you to properly select a reputable birth/first mother and prepare you for welcoming an infant into your home.
Adoption scams are not the norm but careful selection of a professional adoption agency that puts the welfare of the infant above all else gives the best possible foundation for you and your growing family.