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Minnesota law is instructive. See generally Mary E. Schwartz, Note, Fraud in the Nursery: Is the Wrongful Adoption Remedy Enough?, 26 Val. U. L. Rev. 807 (1992). Cases seem to agree that adoption agencies may be held liable for damages caused by intentional, affirmative misrepresentations of facts regarding the child to the adopting parents. See, e.g., Michael J. v. County of Los Angeles, 201 Cal. App. 3d 859, 247 Cal. Rptr. 504, 512-13 (Cal. App. 1988) (public policy does not condone concealment or intentional misrepresentation that misleads adopting parents); Burr v. Board of County Comm'rs of Stark County, 23 Ohio St. 3d 69, 491 N.E.2d 1101, 1109 (Ohio 1986) (same). On the other hand, there is agreement that an adoption agency cannot be expected to be 'a guarantor of the infant's future good health' and negligence suits tending to have that effect have been rejected. Richard P. v. Vista Del Mar Child Care Serv., 106 Cal. App. 3d 860, 165 Cal. Rptr. 370, 374 (Cal. App. 1980); see also Foster v. Bass, 575 So. 2d 967, 980 (Miss. 1990). Further there is the question of whether public policy bars actions holding adoption agencies liable for damages ...

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