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Response to Hekate (Reply #87)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:12 PM

88. Oh, I doubt it was a vengeful thing.

Giving the baby away might have been, or it might not have been. It's impossible for us to know.

As for the adoption agency, the LDS church has an adoption network that crosses the country with at least one (and often several) offices in each state. They run local ads for women looking to adopt out their children, find them, sign them locally, and then forward them to Utah for the delivery (which is apparently exactly what happened here). They usually tell the pregnant women to deliver in Utah because of the legal protections it offers, scaring them with warnings about court battles if they deliver locally. They'll also often offer to pay for all of the expenses of labor and delivery...but only if the child is delivered in Utah. These agencies rarely, if ever, identify their relationship to the Mormon church to the pregnant women.

The LDS will tell you that it's done for the good of the children, but at the end of the day it's just another recruiting tool. Every baby adopted is another Mormon recruited.

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