Within hours, it began shutting down Adopting-from-, the six-year-old bulletin board.
A spokeswoman said the activity in the group violated the company's terms-of-service agreement.
The practice is called "private "Born in October of 2000 – this handsome boy, 'Rick' was placed from India a year ago and is obedient and eager to please," one ad for a child read.Days later, they had no idea what had become of her. "It turned into a nightmare." The teenager had been tossed into America's underground market for adopted children, a loose Internet network where desperate parents seek new homes for kids they regret adopting.When she arrived in the United States, Quita says, she "was happy … Like Quita, now 21, these children are often the casualties of international adoptions gone sour.Another re-homed child, a Russian girl, recounted how a boy in one house urinated on her after the two had sex; she was 13 at the time and was re-homed three times in six months."This is a group of children who are not being raised by biological parents, who have been relocated from a foreign country" and who sometimes don't even speak English, says Michael Seto, an expert on the sexual abuse of children at the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group in Canada.A woman who said she is from Nebraska offered an 11-year-old boy she had adopted from Guatemala.