Psst! Babies for Sale!

Five years ago, police in the resort town of Wadduwa, Sri Lanka, raided a seaside hotel owned by a German and his Sri Lankan wife. The building was occupied not by tourists but by 20 young Sri Lankan women and their 22 infants, some just a few weeks old. The hotel was a "baby farm," where foreigners looking for children to adopt could come to browse, and for a fee $ of $1,000 to $5,000, have their pick of the babies. The mothers, all desperately poor, would get about $50 in exchange for each of their children.

The Wadduwa baby farm...

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