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DNA tests confirm first stolen baby in troubled Guatemalan adoption system

DNA tests for the first time have confirmed that a baby was stolen from her mother and adopted for profit in Guatemala.

The baby, Esther Zulamita, was taken by armed men in 2007 at her family's shoe shop. Her mother, Ana Escobar, has spent the last year searching for the child.

The apparent confirmation of an actual case of "baby theft" raises doubts about a law passed in December by Guatemalan legislators to overhaul the nation's poorly regulated adoption system, "in which poor mothers were paid to turn over their children to American couples," as the New York Times reported last year....

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