Child Trafficking: Crimes of the International Adoption Industry

Providing information on criminal activity and ethical violations committed by the international adoption industry. 

Articles About International Adoption and Market Demand:

International Adoption From Brazil

International Adoption From Cambodia:

International Adoption From China:

Excerpt: "The girls are often sold ... to agencies that arrange foreign adoptions."

International Adoption From Costa Rica: Child Smuggling from Guatemala:

International Adoption From Ethiopia:

International Adoption From Guatemala:

International Adoption From Haiti:

International Adoption from India:

International Adoption From Kenya :

International Adoption From Korea

Excerpt:  "'According to the questionnaire that we distribute at the orientation interview, 90 percent want to keep the babies, says Kim Yongsook, the director of Ae Ran Won. But after counseling, maybe 10 per cent will keep them. We suggest that it's not a good idea to keep the baby'.... After delivery at a hospital, the baby is taken from the mother.. " (An adoption agency director openly admits to coercing Korean mothers)

International Adoption From Liberia

International Adoption From Nigeria

International Adoption From Samoa

International Adoption From Vietnam

United Nations Reports Pertaining to Child Trafficking and International Adoption
Excerpt:  "During the course of 2002, the Special Rapporteur received many complaints relating to allegedly fraudulent adoption practices. Where such practices have the effect that the child becomes the object of a commercial transaction, the Special Rapporteur, like his predecessor, considers that such cases fall within the “sale” element of his mandate. The Special Rapporteur was shocked to learn of the plethora of human rights abuses which appear to permeate the adoption systems of many countries" (p. 25).


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