Some Chinese parents say their children were stolen for adoption

From the LA Times comes this story.

In some rural areas, instead of levying fines for violations of
China's child policies, greedy officials took babies, which would each
fetch $3,000 from adoptions.


Yang Shuiying and two of her daughters on the front porch of her house in Tianxi village, Guizhou province. Another daughter was taken away by a family planning official, who said he was going to sell the child for foreign adoption. (Barbara Demick / Los Angeles Times)

You can read the article here.

Author: JaeRan

Assistant professor at UW Tacoma, writer, and researcher.

One thought

  1. Jae Ran,
    This is outrageous. As an AP with two children born in China -the trafficking haunts me. But what outrages and deeply saddens me are the expectations from both sides.
    The Chinese parents- well, we know they can’t come back now but maybe they could send a picture.
    The Adoptive parent- well, of course they can’t go back now, but maybe we could send a picture.
    What in the world? If one of my children was stolen- a picture wouldn’t cut it. If I found out my girls were stolen- I wouldn’t/couldn’t just send a picture and call it good. My God.

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