Thursday, July 2, 2009

One Child Policy

Sigh...

BBC News
China babies 'sold for adoption'

Dozens of baby girls in southern China have reportedly been taken from parents who broke family-planning laws, and then sold for adoption overseas.

An investigation by the state-owned Southern Metropolis News found that about 80 girls in one county had been sold for $3,000 (£1,800) to foreigners.

The babies were taken when the parents could not pay the steep fines imposed for having too many children.

Local officials may have forged papers to complete the deals, the report said.

1 comment:

Ed C. said...

Many mainland Chinese (who have the money) now move out of China to raise extended families.

Coupled with the 1-child policy in China, it is becoming slim pickings for finding a girlfriend over there.