Where Do They Belong?

Twin girls become the focus of an international tussle after their birth mother places them first with one family and then another--at twice the price

It would take the law firm of Solomon, Solomon & Solomon to sort out this tug of war. Courtesy of a fly-by-night baby-brokerage service on the Internet, two sets of would-be adoptive parents, plus the birth mother and a variety of government officials, are fighting over two tiny twins whose fate is now subject to the conflicting laws of Britain, California and Arkansas. To whom do they legally belong? Who would be the best parents? Who knows?

Tranda Wecker, 28, has trouble making up her mind. She is a hotel receptionist from St. Louis, Mo., who gave birth last June to...

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