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"Black market adoptions" generally mean the sale of children by unscrupulous persons for profit. In order to conceal illegal practices, original birth records were destroyed and replaced with false documents, or altered so that the child's origins would be almost impossible to trace. Many groups have sprung up over the years to offer support and search help in connection with adoptions believed to fall into this category.


Black Market Adoptees Registry
For all those searching in connection with black market adoptions.

Butterbox Babies
For all those connected with adoptions handled by Lila Gladys and William Young and The Ideal Maternity Home in Nova Scotia.

Children of Hope
Guest book to post messages regarding adoptions handled through attorney Helen Tanos-Hope.

"Cole Babies"
Background information and press coverage of Cole Black Market Adoptions.

Cole Adoptee in Search (1)
"Baby Perkins" is a black market "Cole" baby search for birth family.

Cole Adoptee in Search (2)
Bob Lightner is a black market "Cole" baby searching for birth family members.

Cole Baby Registry
For adoptions arranged through Katherine M. Cole, Ruby Sutera, or Ephrain Suarez (The Suarez Clinic), Florida.

Dr. Mary Townsend Glassen
Searching adoptee is gathering informaton on adoptions arranged through "Dr. Mary." West and mid-western states.

Montreal Black Market Babies
Montreal and Jewish adoptive families are what these searching adoptees have in common.

My Journey Through Adoption
An adoptee's search for birth family information; adoption handled by Dr. Lydia Shapiro, Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

Tennessee Black Market Adoptions
Adoptions handled by Georgia Tann through the Tennessee Children's Home.
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