Everyday in the United States, children are being ripped away from their parents and trafficked through organizations that are for the most part legal. Corrupt government social programs and those who allow them to operate are the main perpetrators of these crimes, leaving this issue out of mainstream media. For example, the foster care and adoption system in the United States is removing children from their homes and placing them in the system for reasons other than child abuse, such as “neglect.”
In 2015 filmmaker Sean Stone interviewed Tammi Stefano, the Executive Director of The National Safe Child Coalition (NSCC). This interview exposed the corruption happening within the Child Protection Services and Family Courts. Stefano reveals that she discovered how 1000 “convicted sex offenders” had been given a “green light” by CPS to become “approved foster parents” in Los Angeles County. She also reported that in 2014 in Orange County, California of 105 sexually abused victims that were found in one particular case, 65% of those victims were in the foster care system under CPS control, and they were allegedly never reported missing.
Stefano states “The child trafficking industry, or human trafficking industry right now, makes more money than the illegal drug trade, and illegal arms trade, combined.”