investigation http://nhpr.org en Returning Adopted Children http://nhpr.org/post/returning-adopted-children <p>Adopting a child is for many people the culmination of a dream. But it takes work, and money – international adoptions can run from $15,000 to $40,000, and involve years of vetting and paperwork. Still, things don’t always work out. &nbsp;A network of internet groups has become an underground market for advertising and discarding unwanted children – most of them adopted from abroad.&nbsp; The process is called “private re-homing,” and it involves little or no government oversight. It’s the topic of an 18-month investigation by Reuters. <strong>Megan Twohey </strong>is investigative reporter at Thomson Reuters, and among those who worked on the 5-part series and multimedia presentation called, <a href="http://www.reuters.com/investigates/adoption/#article/part1" target="_blank">“The Child Exchange.”</a></p><p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 17:42:35 +0000 Virginia Prescott 35464 at http://nhpr.org Returning Adopted Children Questions Remain Following Hepatitis C Outbreak http://nhpr.org/post/questions-remain-following-hepatitis-c-outbreak <p>After a lifetime of health challenges, the last thing Katrina wanted to hear was that she&rsquo;d contracted Hepatitis C.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;I was devastated,&rdquo; says the 41-year old, whose last name is being withheld at her request.</p><p>She also suffers from diabetes and kidney failure, and believes she got Hep C about five years ago, possibly from sharing razors with a female roommate.</p><p>Because Hep C can live in the body for decades without producing symptoms, it&rsquo;s sometimes called the silent killer.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 21:36:23 +0000 Todd Bookman 7193 at http://nhpr.org Questions Remain Following Hepatitis C Outbreak