November 2000. Martin Adler goes undercover to report on the profit-driven adoption business in Guatemala. He reveals how children are not being sold to would-be parents from overseas; they are actually being sold to meet demand. 99% of Guatemala’s adoptions are organized by private sector agencies and lawyers, who use the weak adoption laws, and the internet, to profit from selling babies. With the 4th highest international adoption rate worldwide, the demand is outstripping supply. Gustavo Tobar has spent three years trying to get his stolen son back, and in this report we see him being let down by yet another judge.
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