Adoption, Law & Ethics

December 4, 1976 – Not Gotcha Day

“I feel as though I was stolen, not adopted. I often feel like I have more in common with people who were abducted as babies and raised by their abductors than I do with other adoptees” Michelle Riess

DECEMBER 4, 1976 – Today is the day Michelle was taken from her biological family at four days old and placed with the adoptive parents via an illegal adoption scheme spearheaded by attorney Edward Kent.

This was the first of 14,898 days that Hollie and her family were wrongfully separated from Michelle after promises were made that she would be told about her adoption and of her biological family.

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