So the latest is here:
Note, waaaay down at the bottom of the article, this:
“Some of them were even sold to foreign adopters, said the official, adding that they are now looking into the hometowns and whereabouts of the trafficked infants.”
So. Does this mean foreign adopters working outside the Chinese system? Or does this mean foreign adopters who used the (naively believed by me) squeaky-clean Chinese adoption system?
I emailed our agency. True to its word, they responded within 24 hours. In fact, the director of the agency emailed me back almost right away, saying that they are asking their Chinese staff to investigate and clarify, and that he will keep everyone updated as soon as they get more news. Then, of course, he says that, so far as the agency knows, all adoptions are through “reputable” orphanages. The swiftness of the response makes me think that I’m not the first to email/call them!
Me = naive. Sigh. I’m beginning to think that the folks who say corruption is inevitable in any form of international adoption (which is usually from poor areas to richer countries) may be more correct than I thought.
I changed my link title; I was thinking “Welfare organs” meant charity organizations, but now I think they’re talking about the Social Welfare Institutes themselves.
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