FBI Warning: Adoption Scam Targets Would-Be Parents

Happy couple with young child, hopefully not victims of adoption scam
Happy couple with young child, hopefully not victims of adoption scam

Federal officials are warning couples seeking to adopt that there's a new adoption scam aimed at fleecing money out of would-be parents.

The scam artists respond to online ads from couples interested in adoption or those who respond to ads titled "Baby Needs a Home." They tell the interested parents that they have an overseas orphaned child and that they "promised to care for the child after the mother's death."