Strib documents horrifying baby scam

A Minnesota woman spent $80K to adopt three babies from Guatemala -- but the girls never came.

Suann Hibbs, a flight attendant with Northwest Airlines, fell in love with three little girls from Guatemala and wanted to adopt them. But unethical behavior by a local adoption agency -- A Family Journey -- swindled her out of nearly $80K. Hillstrom's Edina home is still packed with toys and clothes for the girls. The girls are believed to be living in Guatemala with their grandmother.

The story is told in the Strib's Sunday special and is well worth the read. It's one of the Strib's special pieces -- in the Sunday paper only -- so pick up a copy from yesterday and settle in.

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