Yesterday, the Dutch Ministry of Justice issued their report on their sixth month investigation into baby trafficking in China. The investigation was initiated following the broadcast of Netwerk's "Adoption in China" in which allegations of corruption were leveled against China's international adoption program.
Predictably, the Dutch report is largely exculpatory of the Chinese, but several important points must be emphasized. . . .
Read the rest of Brian's post here. He includes an English translation of the report, so you can read it yourself if you have a mind to.
I always appreciate Brian's opinions, whether I agree with them or not. I suspect the truth is somewhere between Brian's insistence that virtually the entire international adoption program of China is unredeemably tainted (ok, maybe I'm exaggerating his position a tad. . . . actually, probably not!) and the conviction of many adoptive parents and the Dutch report that there isn't any corruption in the IA program in China. The Hunan Province scandal lets us know that at least there and then there was human trafficking.
What if you are concerned that your child was trafficked? What if you were to find out that your child was in fact trafficked? I can't offer any advice, but here are two who can:
The Impact of Illegal Adoption on One Family, by Julia Rollings
Telling About Trafficking, by Sheena Macrae