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Tuesday Map: ‘Where do babies come from?’

Tuesday Map: ‘Where do babies come from?’

If you haven’t yet had a chance to read E.J. Graff’s superb piece “The Lie We Love” from our November/December issue, it’s now available for free on ForeignPolicy.com. The piece is an exploration of the dark side of global adoption and the myth that millions of healthy babies are waiting for adoption in the developing world. Too often, Graff argues, these infants are “manufactured” to meet Western demand.

To accompany the piece, Brandeis University’s Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism has put together this online map showing the countries where the most serious adoption irregularities occur. Click through for in depth country data and check back as more countries are added: