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Indiana University
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Saturday, December 24, 2005

Chinese Suspend Adoptions because of Baby-Trafficking Scandal

Chinese authorities have temporarily halted adoptions in some regions of Hunan province because of a continuing investigation of a baby-trafficking scandal, a senior Hunan official said. The official denied, however, that the scandal has prompted China to suspend all adoptions from Hunan, one of the main sources of Chinese children adopted by Canadians. A report last week by Children's Bridge, an international adoption service based in Ottawa, Canada, said that Hunan had dealt with the scandal "swiftly and ruthlessly" by suspending all foreign adoptions from Hunan until Chinese authorities have finished their investigation.  Source: For more information, please click here (last visited December 24, 2005, reo).

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