842 users online (123 members and 719 guests)  

Websleuths News

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2012

    TN - Georgia Tann Adoption Ring 1920's - 40's

    This has to be the most horrific crime against children I have ever seen. I just watched a show on the ID channel about this story. I looked it up and here is the story in short.

    For 30 years, Georgia Tann made millions selling children. A network of scouts, corrupt judges and politicians helped her steal babies. She also targeted youngsters on their way home from school, promising them ice cream to tempt them away from their homes.
    Legal papers would be signed saying they were abandoned - most would never see their families again.
    Now, her story has been revealed in a new book. After painstakingly contacting her surviving victims and a forensic search through the archives, Barbara Bisantz Raymond calculates that Tann sold more than 5,000 children - and killed scores through neglect.
    During the time she ran her 'business', the infant mortality rate in Memphis was the highest in the country.
    Tann molested some of the girls in her care and placed children with paedophiles.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...#ixzz2f0BBkAnX
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

    Mods if this is not the correct place for this Please move!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    central Georgia, USA
    I had never heard of her -- very interesting report. How horrible!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Interesting.. Lana Turner and Joan Crawford got their children from her.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Charleston, SC USA
    I've known about Georgia Tann for many years and used to read all about her. Yes, quite a few of the babies were adopted by the movie stars. How very tragic and sad.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Ive been on this story since I saw it on unsolved mysteries long ago. There is a famous wrestler by the name of Rick Flair that was one of these children and found out he was adopted when he was an adult. He found out his real name, but I dont think he has tracked down his birth family.
    Rest in Peace John 08/09/86-04/24/2014.

    Husband, father and son. I miss you and so does your son.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    "Conveniently for the corrupt politicians who had collaborated in her black market baby trade, Tann was too sick to be questioned about her crimes."

    Right. Like nobody knew who the corrupt judges and politicians were.
    Everything I have posted at this website, past or present, represents my opinion or my understanding of events based on facts that are publicly available.

Similar Threads

  1. SC SC: Walter Rice dob 1920, found 1/27/91 McCormick
    By lymom3 in forum Unclaimed Persons
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-24-2013, 03:42 PM
  2. Match! CA: Gennette, Gregory G. DOB: 3/11/1920 Died: 2/23/98
    By nemo'smom in forum Matches & Resolved
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-27-2012, 08:43 PM
  3. Match! Royse, Leon Alvah Age: 79 / DOB: 4/9/1920
    By momrids6 in forum Matches & Resolved
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-06-2012, 03:01 AM