NBC News is reporting that twenty black women are at the center of what appears to be a baby stealing adoption scheme alleged to have been carried out by Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis between the 1950s and mid-1970s. The author reports:
“Nearly 20 women who were told their babies had died in a St. Louis hospital have contacted a lawyer after a woman was reunited with her daughter, 49 years after a nurse told her the child had died.Attorney Albert Watkins said the women reached out for him after Zella Jackson Price, 76, and her daughter, Melanie Diane Gilmore were reunited.
An FBI spokeswoman Rebecca Wu said that the agency is aware of allegations but refused to say whether the FBI has opened a human trafficking investigation.”
The women who have come forward, gave birth between the 1950s and mid-1970s.
Read more at NBC News.