Adopting from Africa, Saving the Children?

12 July 2012 Intercountry adoption is viewed either as a philanthropic gesture providing a loving family and lifeline to destitute orphans in impoverished nations, or as child trafficking to meet Western demand for the right kind of adoptable child within the right timeframe.

More than ten years on from Romania’s moratorium on intercountry adoptions, imposed after tales of trafficking networks and a black market in stolen babies, debates around intercountry adoption remain as polarised as ever. Not least in Africa, dubbed the new frontier for intercountry adoption, with a threefold rise in intercountry adoption cases in eight years, despite a global 15 year low. Read full article.

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