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"Orphelins chinois" adoptés, pas vraiment orphelins?

poster chinois glorifiant la politique de l enfant unique.jpgUn certain nombre de parents adoptifs aux États-Unis, bouleversés par la série de reportages indiquant que leurs enfants pourraient avoir été volés à leur parents biologiques en Chine, vont en Chine pour mener leurs propres enquêtes.

Via le blog Fabriquée en Corée.

Adopted ‘Orphans’ Not Really Orphans?

Every year thousands of parents in the United States adopt babies from China. In the last five years more than 30 thousand children have been taken in by American parents. Now a series of newspaper reports suggests that some of those children were actually stolen from their birthparents in China.

Ruthann and Greg McGill hope that is not the case when it comes to their five and a half year old daughter Narissa whom they adopted from an orphanage in Southern China. They say they would have a very hard time giving her back. However they're pretty sure their adoption was legitimate because Narissa has health issues including facial paralysis, which could be expensive for Chinese parents to have treated.

Still the overall disturbing news is prompting many adoptive parents here in the US to conduct their own investigations IN China. Yes a number of families here in the US are so distraught over the thought that their adoption was fraudulent, they're now traveling to China to find the truth for themselves.

Jane Liedtke, founder of "Our Chinese Daughters Foundation" a non profit which offers programs and tours for families with Children from China, says China has actually done quite a bit to crack down on child trafficking over the years. Liedtke says they've shut down orphanages and thrown people responsible in prison.

She also adds that there is worry that too much negative attention around China and adoption could end up prompting China to clamp down on foreign adoptions. That says Liedtke could be harmful to the thousands of children and babies with birth defects or health issues, like Narissa, who are much more likely to be adopted by parents from the US and other countries around the world.


- Trafficking reports raise heart-wrenching questions for adoptive parents
Accounts of Chinese children being kidnapped, bartered and sold to orphanages have many adopters wondering about their children. Some may try to track down the birth parents -- but then what?
Los Angeles Times.


- China babies sold for adoption
Des dizaines de bébés-filles dans le sud de la Chine auraient été enlevés de leurs parents qui avaient enfreint les lois de la planification familiale et ensuite vendus pour l'adoption outre-mer.


China’s Stolen Children: An interview with Kay Johnson.

Some of you have already seen the British documentary China’s Stolen Children, made a decade after The Dying Rooms, by the same investigative team. Recently, the film was shown to a chapter of Families with Children from China. A panel discussion that followed included Kay Johnson, author of Wanting a Daughter, Needing a Son. Osolomama nabbed Kay selfishly before the holidays to ask her some questions about the film and about the child trafficking and adoption situation in China. The interview that follows is distilled from several e-mail exchanges and close to two hours of conversation over the phone.

To orient those who have never seen the film, here is a summary and a hefty clip.

The film follows several stories. Some of the main characters:

Detective Zhu is an ex-cop who hunts down child traffickers.

Chen Jie is a little boy who was stolen from his parents.

Wang Li is a child trafficker who sold his own child.

Way Ling and her boyfriend had no license to have a baby because they were unmarried. They thought about selling their daughter but eventually arranged an informal adoption.



Écrit par : O Solo Mama | 05/01/2010