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Flurry of Marshallese Adoptions in Arkansas Raises Red Flags

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A surge in private adoptions of U.S.-born Marshallese infants in northwest Arkansas led award-winning journalist Kathryn Joyce, an expert on international adoption and child trafficking, to travel to the Ozarks to investigate. We talk with Joyce about her findings, as well as with Melisa Laelan, a northwest Arkansas Marshallese community leader who is monitoring the situation.

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative reporter and news producer for Ozarks at Large.