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40 arrested in China for child trafficking

Date: 2011-05-13 Source: (AFP) – 9 hours ago BEIJING — Police in China have arrested a gang of 40 people suspected of buying at least 22 children in the nation’s southwest and trafficking them to a wealthier region, state press said Friday. The suspected trafficking ring allegedly bought young children — 22 of them have… Read more »

In Hunan, Family Planning Turns to Plunder

Source:  By staff reporter Shangguan Jiaoming 11.05.10 19:10 Families in a poor mountainous region have had children seized, and apparently sold, in the name of China’s one-child policy (Shaoyang) – On a long journey in search of his lost child, Yang Libing carries a single photograph. It’s a faded snapshot of his daughter Yang… Read more »

Family-planning officials took & sold babies: report

Source: May 10 2011]  By Liu Linlin Alleged child trafficking involving family-planning officials in Hunan Province stunned the nation on Monday. Over the last 10 years, family-planning “enforcers” in Shaoyang have seized at least 20 children from Longhui county, who were born outside their parents’ birth quota, and dispatched them to a local children… Read more »

BREAKING NEWS: Adoption Attorney Susana Luarca in Custody

Source:    May 6th, 2011 Erin Siegal/ Susana María de la Asunción Loarca Saracho, known to many Americans by her pen name “Susana Luarca,” has been taken into custody (“captured”) at her residence in Zone 10 of Guatemala City a little over an hour ago, at approximately 4:45 p.m. Police officers, CICIG investigators, and agents… Read more »

Ethiopia to Cut Foreign Adoptions by Up to 90 Percent

Source: By Peter Heinlein | Addis Ababa 3/5/2011 VOA News Ethiopia is cutting back by as much as 90 percent the number of inter-country adoptions it will allow, as part of an effort to clean up a system rife with fraud and corruption. Adoption agencies and children’s advocates are concerned the cutbacks will leave… Read more »

CICIG requests explanation from US Senator Landrieu regarding illegal adoption comments in Guatemala

Source:  FRIDAY, 29 APRIL 2011 07:18 THE GUATEMALA TIMES CICIG REQUESTS PUBLIC EXPLANATION FROM SENATOR LANDRIEU (LOUISIANA STATE, U.S.A.) CONCERNING COMMENTS MADE ON REPORT OF ILLEGAL ADOPTIONS IN GUATEMALA. During her visit to Guatemala, the Senator met with various authorities responsible for child protection and manifested her disagreement with the CICIG´s report on criminal… Read more »

Integrity of Foreign Adoptions In Armenia Still In Question

Source: 26.04.2011 Emil Danielyan What is an informal payment made to an Armenian government official or civil servant performing their duties? Armenia’s Criminal Code defines it as a bribe that could be punishable by a lengthy prison sentence. Yet some private U.S. agencies arranging international adoptions of children call it a mere “gift of… Read more »

Adoption a commercial deal in India: Plea in SC

Source: Apr 22 2011, 02:10 hrs New Delhi: Child adoption process in the country came under the Supreme Court’s scrutiny on Thursday with the court demanding an explanation from the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the government’s Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) on the charge that adoption of babies has become nothing more… Read more »

Hague Adoption Convention: NOT A CENT!

William Duncan, Hague Adoption Convention (2010): ‘ Yes, it’s trafficking. A crime. You are not allowed to sell children.’

Police look into children with obscure IDs

Source:  April 14, 2011 The Ministry of Public Security is carrying out a six-month inquiry to learn who certain children with obscure identities are and will hold the leaders of the local police departments accountable if child abductions occur, the ministry said on Tuesday. As part of a six-month campaign that began that day,… Read more »