Americans have adopted nearly a quarter of a million children from other countries since the late 1990's, usually with the best of intentions and often with the best of results. However, there is a shadow world to international adoptions, a world with few rules, one accessed through secretive chat rooms, one where predators wait, one where children are swapped without supervision. Unlike domestic adoptions here in the United States, international adoptions exist largely out of the view of our foster system, and can present adoptive parents with huge difficulties. NBC Investigates in partnership with Reuters visited the chat rooms, the children and the parents in order to shine a light pm what happens when foreign adoptions go wrong.
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