Thursday, April 24, 2008

U.S. alleges baby-selling rackets in Vietnam

Embassy report says lax policing lets adoption fraud flourish

Associated Press

HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam has failed to police its adoption system, allowing corruption, fraud and selling babies to flourish, the U.S. Embassy said in a new report obtained by The Associated Press.
The nine-page document describes brokers scouring villages for babies, hospitals selling infants whose mothers cannot pay their bills, and a grandmother giving away her grandchild — without telling the child's mother.

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