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Senators worried by desperate parents who 're-home' children they no longer want

U.S. lawmakers said on Tuesday that the federal government may have to take a stronger role to stop parents from transferring custody of their adopted children to strangers they meet on the Internet. At a subcommittee hearing in the U.S. Senate, lawmakers took their first look at the practice known as "private re-homing," which bypasses the government's child welfare system to leave boys and girls in the custody of strangers, often with little more than a notarized power of attorney.

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