by: Ainsley Pavey
From: The Courier-Mail
March 26, 2013 1:00AM
TWO children embroiled in an international adoption scandal are being relocated to Australia amid allegations they are part of a child smuggling racket.
The Family Court of Australia has cleared the way for the children to leave their Mediterranean island home, three years after their adoption by an Australian couple.
Justice Kirsty Macmillan revealed the toddlers had spent their lives “effectively stranded” on the island since the breakdown of their adoptive parents’ marriage in 2010.
The four-year relationship ended a day after the High Court of Greece legalised the adoption, which the adoptive father now claims was illegal. He has launched an appeal against the court ruling in Greece on the grounds his wife obtained the children through a “black market child smuggling scheme”. (more…)