I have heard many stories about adoption agencies. Many of the stories are very ugly and corrupt. I have mentioned them along the way of my search and my blog. I heard one story from a birthmother friend where she was drugged and placed in a locked room until her child was adopted. I have seen websites that advertised a $1,000,000 budget for advertising aimed at birthmothers. There is billboard advertising aimed at birthmothers along IH-35 in the state of Texas. Others made birthmothers promises about seeing their children/or having confidentiality. Something especially here in the state of Texas is very hard since we have birth and death indices. Seymour Kurtz operates adoption agencies that are highly unscrupulous. His agencies (Adoption World, Birthhope Adoption Agency, and the Easter House) offer birthmothers $10,000 to give up their children. They write it off as charity. This agencies have been under investigations since the 1960s. This is illegal point blank. If you want to read their website: http://www.goldenlinkfoundation.com/ This is a bribe. It is against the law. The only expenses that are paid in adoption is the living and medical expenses. A birthparent cannot profit from the adoption. I can also pretty much guarantee that this money is being charged back to the prospective adoptive parents in this.
Another agency that is a major contributor to the NCFA is Bethany Adoption Services. At their website, I found that they have estate planning and an Infertility mission. It seems like they are also preying on birthparents and adoptive parents. At least they don't offer a credit card, suggest that adoptive parents mortgage their home or borrow against the 401K plan. They do have links to agencies that do provide this though.
Next what I found out about the Heritage Foundation.