Finding Fernanda

Two Mothers, One Child, and a Cross-Border Search for Truth

By Erin Elizabeth Siegal
(Beacon Press (MA), Paperback, 9780807001851, 297pp.)

Publication Date: May 15, 2012

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The dramatic story of how an American housewife discovered that the Guatemalan child she was about to adopt had been stolen from her birth mother
 
Over the last decade, nearly 200,000 children have been adopted into the United States, 25,000 of whom came from Guatemala. Finding Fernanda, a dramatic true story paired with investigative reporting, tells the side-by-side tales of an American woman who adopted a two-year-old girl from Guatemala and the birth mother whose two children were stolen from her. Each woman gradually comes to realize her role in what was one of Guatemala’s most profitable black-market industries: the buying and selling of children for international adoption. Finding Fernanda is an overdue, unprecedented look at adoption corruption—and a poignant, riveting human story about the power of hope, faith, and determination.

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