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Bacchus39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:20 PM
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DNA tests find stolen baby in Guatemala 13 minutes ago


GUATEMALA CITY - 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 past year searching for the child.

In May, Escobar saw the toddler with an American woman who was adopting the girl.

She pressed authorities to check the DNA samples on file, and they found they were falsified. New tests proved Escobar was the mother.

It has long been suspected that some children were stolen to be put up for adoption in Guatemala. Adoption official Jaime Tecu announced on Wednesday the first hard evidence of the practice.

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