Sandra Hanks Benoiton, who according to her bio "lives in the Indian Ocean island nation of Seychelles with her husband, Mark and her two youngest children, Sam and Cj, both Cambodian-born. Two adult bio [sic] kids [conceived and raised by her as a single parent] and one adorable granddaughter are in the USA.
"Sandra is actively involved in adoption issues in Seychelles and writes for both local and international audiences on this topic and others. She is also enjoys work in fiction and is presently compiling a collection of short stories."Sandra is also, apparently involved in spreading libelous lies in a smear campaign.
After posting on at least three different blogs - her own self-indulgent Paradise Preoccupied ("Trash adoption, sell a book)" one at adoption.org and another on her adoption.com blog ("When poop is just poop")...all trashing me and my books...citing a bunch of unsubstantiated quotes from Lori Carangelo that have never appeared in any of my writings...she then admits to having never read neither of the books she is criticizing!
This woman, who is the sister of actor Tom Hanks, is a one-woman NCFA - lies and all!
And adoption.com supports her. Why? Because adoption.com is a business that is set up for one purpose and one purpose only: to support adoptions through their paid advertisers. They are fond of the "controversy" stirred up by Sandra's lies. Every time someone clicks on the site to read it or to comment, every click - cha-ching! - the $ is flowing! Advertisers pay Adoption.com per click. And so, out of the "kindness" of their greedy little hearts they provide a playground for adoption reformers, so they cna make money off us too!
UPDATE 6/13/07: The Adoption.com editor Lisa Pietsch who had posted in support of this tripe has since seen the light and removed her supportive posts. Lisa, who writes in opposition to child trafficking claims to be on board Adoption.com to make positive changes, albeit slowly.
See also Boycott of Adoption.com