This is a story sure to make your stomach churn.

Women taking advantage of other women to make money and exploit those yearning for a child.

It is a wonder to think anyone would have the gumption to do such a thing. Luckily, this video ends on a good note–the women this story is about were sentenced for their crime.

There are good people in this world. Unfortunately for those hoping to adopt, there are also a lot of evil people looking to take advantage of those who are vulnerable.

To protect yourself from becoming embroiled in situations like this:

*Always do a background check on any adoption professionals you’re considering using.  Check with your state’s licensing board to ensure that the organization or individual is in good standing with the state.

*Ask for references.

*Check to ensure your agency has been accredited.

*Be alert to outrageously high adoption fees.  An adoption should never cost much more than $50,000.