Author Kiser-Mostrom to Appear as an Expert on Dr Phil Show

Released on = February 19, 2007, 2:25 pm

Press Release Author = iUniverse, Inc.

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Press Release Summary = Kelly Kiser-Mostrom, author of The Cruelest Con: The Guide
for a S.a.F.E. Adoption Journey, will appear as an expert on the popular Dr. Phil

Press Release Body = Kelly Kiser-Mostrom, author of The Cruelest Con: The Guide for
a S.a.F.E. Adoption Journey, will appear as an expert on the popular Dr. Phil show.
The two-part episode about adoption scams is scheduled to air Thursday, February 22
and Friday, February 23, 2007.

Kiser-Mostrom is a wife, mother and member of the American Adoption Congress who
presents workshops about adoption nationwide. For nearly three years, she and her
husband endured the nightmare of an adoption scam. She shares her heart-wrenching
personal journey in The Cruelest Con, a guide intended to help others avoid the
unscrupulous scams that can prey upon those exploring adoption. Kiser-Mostrom points
out the chilling truth about adoption, including unregulated facilitators and
inconsistent legislation from state-to-state.

"Unethical practices and adoption scams do not only happen to adoptive
parents-expectant mothers, birth parents, adoptees and adoption professionals are
also at risk," Kiser-Mostrom said. "Educating yourself, knowing who you're working
with and thoroughly researching your options are imperative for an ethical and
positive adoption experience."

Kiser-Mostrom also maintains a free, nationwide adoption scam database
( that supports victims of adoption fraud and assists law
enforcement agencies in their prosecution efforts. The site also allows members of
the adoption triad (birth parents, adoptive parents and adoptees) to report
unethical practices or adoption scams.

The nationally syndicated Dr. Phil show features Dr. Phil McGraw, a man who
encourages others to overcome negative behaviors and unfulfilling relationships to
live happier lives. The one-hour series has broken ratings records for syndicated
television programs since its launch in September 2002.

The Cruelest Con is available from Barnes &,, and the author's
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