TULSA - Sixteen years ago, Linda Katts' daughter faced a crisis in her life, and decided to give her baby son up for adoption.
They searched for a family who would participate in an open adoption, so they could remain a part of his life.
But despite all the promises to the contrary, Linda says, they were misled and betrayed, both by the private adoption agency and by the adopting family.
Katts, a mental health therapist, says she spent the next 16 years working with adoptive parents and adopted children.
She says the adoption process itself is broken, and especially when it comes to private, for-profit agencies.
The Baby Veronica case simply points out how birth mothers sometimes get coerced or talked into doing "the best thing for the child," when what's really at stake is a lot of money.
"Too much of adoption is happening because we have families who want children looking for children, rather than finding a home for children who need a home," she told KRMG.
She's written a book, entitled "Blended Hearts and Broken Promises" which deals with many of the issues raised in the Baby Veronica case.