1. Tauber and Wulff, ‘‘Angelina Adopts a Girl,’’ 61.
2. Hall, ‘‘Zahara’s Biological Mom.’’
3. Silverman, ‘‘Angelina Jolie.’’
4. Gibbs, ‘‘With Her Malawi Adoption.’’
5. Peretti, ‘‘Madonna, Mercy and Malawi.’’
6. Bainbridge, ‘‘U.S. Adoption Agent’’; U.S. Department of State, Office of Children’s
Issues, ‘‘Intercountry Adoption: Cambodia.’’
7. Gibbs, ‘‘With Her Malawi Adoption.’’
8. Graff, ‘‘The Lie We Love.’’
9. Associated Press, ‘‘None of 33 Kids Taken by U.S. Baptists Is an Orphan.’’
10. See, e.g., Egan, ‘‘The Missionary Impulse.’’
11. Wander, ‘‘Love and Haiti.’’
12. Karen Dubinsky helped me understand how these narratives work. See Dubinsky,
‘‘Babies without Borders.’’
13. See Solinger, Wake Up Little Susie; Carp, Adoption Politics; Fessler, Girls Who Went
14. John Triseliotis, ‘‘Intercountry Adoption: In Whose Best Interest?’’ in Intercountry
Adoption: Practical Experiences, ed. Michael Humphrey and Heather Humphrey (London:
Routledge, 1993), 129–37, cited in Solinger, Beggars and Choosers, 24.
15. Chandra et al., Fertility, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health of U.S. Women.
16. Berebitsky, Like Our Very Own, 132.
17. New York Times, ‘‘Hoover Backs Bill to Waive Quota Act for Reich Children.’’
18. U.S. Congress, Hearing before the Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency,
Interstate Adoption Practices, 3.
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