I’ve written before about this adoption issue in Spain. Apparently, from 1939 through the 1980s, at least 300,000 babies in Spain were stolen and placed for adoption. This issue came to light recently, and now families across Spain are searching for each other. NPR just reported about the status of these searches and interviewed some family members who are still searching.
A journalist quoted in the article said, “To steal a baby you needed a doctor willing to do it, and also a nun. They were acting like they were gods, deciding who deserved a child and who didn’t.”
It’s still incredible to me that these thefts were happening in a developed country only 30 years ago.