Monday, June 14, 2010

Québec Expresses Concerns About the Trafficking of Haitian Children

Le Devoir ran a story on the 5th titled Adoption: le Québec craint le trafic d'enfants haïtiens, written by Antoine Robitaille, that touched on the provincial government's concerns about illegal adoptions from Haiti.

An official quoted in the article wants to insure that the children being bought and sold from Haiti are actually "real orphans" (which is an extremely important distinction to make in light of Save The Children's recent finding that "at least four out of five children in 'orphanages' [worldwide] still have [living] parents)."

Hopefully, this will help to stem the tide of looting by affluent North Americans in Port-au-Prince.