Profit, not care: The ugly side of overseas adoptions
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05-06-2011, 12:08 PM
 
Sad Profit, not care: The ugly side of overseas adoptions
The next time we read of a celebrity adopting an overseas child, this is something to remember. Sad
(Excerpt) (Sic)"...Between 2001 and 2007, hundreds of Nepali children with living parents were falsely listed as orphans and adopted by high-paying Westerners thousands of miles away. One widow, according to the child protection charity Terre des Hommes, was unable to feed her seven children and sent them to an urban "child centre", where three were quickly adopted without her consent by rich Westerners. Another, Sunita, was told by sneering authorities that she would never see her child again. She doused herself in kerosene and struck a match."


Independent.co.uk
Profit, not care: The ugly side of overseas adoptions

Lax regulation and an endless demand by childless couples in the West has created an often exploitative market in babies born in the developing world

By Laurie Penny
Sunday, 5 June 2011
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