U.S. State Department Covers Up Smear Campaign Against Families Adopting From Ethiopia
Look at four thousand of anything and you’re bound to turn up a bad apple. Or egg. Or fraudulent adoption.
Except looking didn’t find one–not one out of 4000, even though the U.S. State Department wanted and needed to find one.
In January of 2011, a joint team from U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Department of State reviewed 4,000 consecutive adoptions from Ethiopia, looking for evidence that fraud was prevalent in Ethiopian adoptions. The State Department needed evidence to back up a smear campaign they had begun to wage against Ethiopian adoptions. But after a field investigation and an extensive, careful analysis, the team found that not one single case among those 4,000 was fraudulent.