A Reuters and NBC investigation revealed an Internet subculture in which parents "re-home" or give away adopted kids they no longer want.
Most of the time, but not all of the time, the adopted children were first adopted from foreign countries, and they typically range in age from 6-14.
Over a five-year period, Reuters found one child a week, on average, being "re-homed." What would drive parents to seek such a drastic measure?
The parents usually want to rid themselves of kids who came with unexpected behavioral issues, which the parents apparently can't deal with anymore.
The ads often sound like listings for unwanted pets. Wrote one "mother" (term used loosely), "I am totally ashamed to say it, but we do truly hate this boy!"
Others take a different, more positive approach to the same goal.