The Cruelest Con

The Guide for a S.a.F.E. Adoption Journey

by Kelly Kiser-Mostrom



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/28/2005

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Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 162
ISBN : 9780595349982
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 162
ISBN : 9780595797080

About the Book

The Cruelest Con "is a unique book in many ways: it is deeply personal, emotionally powerful, and contains important lessons for everyone in the adoption community. We all should read it and learn from it – so that adoption can truly be the rewarding, ethical process that it should be."-Adam Pertman, author of Adoption Nation and executive director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute.

For nearly three years, author Kelly Kiser-Mostrom endured the nightmare of an adoption scam. Through her heart-wrenching personal journey in The Cruelest Con, Kiser-Mostrom focuses on the changing and often frightening world of adoption. She exposes the treachery behind adoption facilitator Sonya Furlow who exploited and defrauded forty-four adoptive parents of over $215,000, shattering their most basic dream in life-to have a family.

Kiser-Mostrom points out the chilling truth about adoption laws in the United States. Facilitators are unregulated, and laws vary from state to state, leaving the adoption world wide open for many kinds of criminal activities and baby buying.

Through Kiser-Mostrom's personal testament, you'll be able to form a foundation for a positive adoption journey. Kiser-Mostrom focuses on these key points:

· Detect red flags when dealing with an intermediary
· Learn how to cope with grief as a victim of adoption fraud
· Learn how and when to report suspected fraud
· Follow guidelines to obtain an adoption professional
· Find adoption resources
· Gain a new perspective on the positives and negatives of adoption

Don't let fraud and deception destroy your adoption dreams. Let The Cruelest Con guide you through the adoption process.

About the Author

Kelly Kiser-Mostrom is from the heartland of Nebraska and the adoptive mother of four children. She has pursued adoptions for twenty years with agencies, attorneys, facilitators, and the Department of Family Services. The impact of these events in her life has compelled her to share those experiences. Adoption holds a special place in her heart as her husband and other family members are also adoptees. Articles relating to The Cruelest Con have been reported nationally in Time Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, 48 Hours and Dateline.