Taken and never returned: When adoption profits the middleman

Many children in Uganda are taken to Europe and the United States of America for adoption every year by guardians who pay local law firms and agencies between four to nine million shillings. The law firms and agencies have consequently turned adoption into a profitable business. Many of the Ugandan parents do not understand everything in the documents they sign to complete the adoption.  Oftentimes they consider it “a-once-in-a lifetime opportunities” that ought to be seized.  But unfortunately many realize too late that their children are gone forever.