Georgia Tann

Georgia Tann

Original Name Beulah George Tann
Birth
Philadelphia, Neshoba County, Mississippi, USA
Death 15 Sep 1950 (aged 59)
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Hickory, Newton County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 38235660 View Source

Crime Figure. American child trafficker who operated the Tennessee Children's Home Society, an adoption agency in Memphis, Tennessee. Tann used the unlicensed home as a front for her black market baby adoption scheme from the 1920s until a state investigation into numerous instances of adoption fraud being perpetrated by her closed the institution in 1950. Tann died of cancer before the investigation made its findings public. Tann's custom of placing children with influential members of society normalized adoption in America, and many of her adoption practices (often designed to hide the origin of her adoptees) became standard practice.

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