The FBI conducted raids on an international adoption agency and the home of its founder in Strongsville, Ohio, Tuesday morning, following allegations of criminal activity that will turn your stomach. The adoption agency has been under investigation for a number of months, and what the FBI is accusing them of doing to children is sickening.
According to a report by WKYC, the Ohio-based agency European Adoption Consultants (EAC) was debarred from continued operation by the U.S. Department of State in December 2016 for “a pattern of serious, willful, or grossly negligent failure to comply” with standards for international adoption. Now, the FBI has executed a search warrant to discover the true level of depravity committed by this adoption agency.
The allegations against the adoption agency are shocking, to say the least. The State Department is alleging that the EAC “failed to adequately supervise…preventing the sale, abduction, exploitation, or trafficking of children.”
In one specific situation, the State Department said that the agency gave preferential treatment to one of the agency’s employees when placing a child after the adoption of the child failed the first time. “The placement decision, together with other failures related to that placement, resulted in serious harm to a child,” the State Department report says.
Involvement of any kind with the trafficking of children is going to have repercussions far beyond suspended operation for those found guilty. The State Department is also alleging that the EAC failed to adhere to safety procedures that prevent “solicitation of bribes: Fraudulently obtaining birth parent consent…” to get the children to the U.S.
“Fraudulently obtaining birth parent consent” — Now there is a phrase that could amount to years in prison for the simple fact that it’s equivalent to kidnapping. Those charges could be leveled by not only the U.S. but also by the country of the child’s birth. I think it’s safe to say that the founder of EAC, Margaret Cole, may be in some very hot water.
We do not feel the action is warranted and we are evaluating our appeal and the other options available to us.
EAC was given no prior information about the investigation conducted by the Department of State and no opportunity before the adverse action was taken to address the issues raised or the facts alleged.
We dispute the accuracy of many of the facts reported, and the statements made by the Department of State in its notice to EAC …
The notes go on to say the agency was making arrangements to transfer its adoption cases.
These FBI raids could lead to the arrest and prosecution of countless individuals in the U.S. and abroad. In my opinion, we are going to see a new level of efficiency out of the State Department under the leadership of Rex Tillerson.
The former Secretary of State, John Kerry, was an absolute joke and national embarrassment. America had put up with his sniveling and his pro-Islam bologna for far too long. One can only wonder why the FBI wasn’t allowed to raid the EAC under Kerry’s leadership. Let’s just hope the FBI can now give this shady adoption agency the thorough cavity search it needs.