Looking for an investigative reporter who is interested in covering an adoption fraud case based in the Detroit area (Oakland County).
A former President of an Oakland County adoption agency is being accused of orchestrating a fraudulent adoption of child for her friend and future business partner. The two would later form their own adoption agency.
The pregnancy and adoption of the child was concealed from the known father, and the defendant has a published history of attempting the same with at least one other birthfather. (see 'Rocking the Cradle... attached article).
The defendant was well-known for her questionable marketing practices. I've attached the front-page Detroit News article the defendant used to lure the birth mother involved with this specific case. (see 'Hopes, Heartaches.... attached article). In this adoption, the defendant and birth mother conspired together and lied about the father's name.
The Tara Lee case has recently gained some publicity, but in this case, the defendant was well-known in the adoption community for her role in passing legislation regarding adoption law. (see attached article) Not only was Tara Lee extremely immoral with what she did, but this case is proof that even legitimate adoption agencies also were responsible for many immoral and illegal activities that are coming to light now thanks to genealogy websites like Ancestry.com. This particular case was exposed when years later, the child who was the victim of this fraudulent adoption would search for her birth family on Ancestry.com.
The current case also features a controversial decision made by a judge that is now under appeal. The judge stated that a fraudulent adoption may have occurred, but that a mother has no legal obligation to tell the known 'putative' father, which is ludicrous to state but actually documented. In other words, adoption fraud is OK in the state of Michigan, at least according to this particular judge.
Prior to the appeal hearing, I want to put this case into the spotlight. I believe both the corrupt agency and the judge's decision are both newsworthy topics. If the defendant can get a front page article promoting her business, I would imagine the fact that the same article resulted with adoption fraud merits similar attention.
Because of the case, just about all relevant info is available to review. I also have a base storyline and contact info for all interested parties.