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South Brunswick author hopes book raises awareness on adoption issues

By MARY ANN BOURBEAU • STAFF WRITER • September 14, 2008

SOUTH BRUNSWICK —Mirah Riben has been researching, writing and speaking about adoption issues for nearly 40 years. She hopes her latest book, "The Stork Market: America's Multi-Billion Dollar Unregulated Adoption Industry," will help bring awareness to the multitude of problems within the process.

"International and domestic adoption has become a multi-billion dollar industry which allows for abuses by unscrupulous baby brokers and child traffickers far too easily," said the South Brunswick resident. "It is ripe with exploitation and corruption,."

Riben, 63, is appalled when she reads of children in foreign countries being kidnapped or stolen off the streets and sold to orphanages....

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