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Adoption / Samoan Orphan Scam #962954

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 11, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Studio: Maureen Maher) A “48 Hours” investigation into an adoption scam by the Focus on Children agency in which American families were told they were adopting orphans from Samoa while the Samoan parents were told they were signing their children up for a foster program presented. [Adoptive parents Mike and Kari NYBERG††- recount what they were told; talk about the child Elleia†.] [State Department special agent Patrick DURKIN†- says they were afraid their family was going to fall apart.] [Several adoptive PARENTS – say it was all lies.]

Couric, Katie;
Maher, Maureen

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