Saturday, July 13, 2013
From the Japan Times:
Two adoption agencies for young children in Tokyo received a total of about 83 million yen in donations from adoptive parents in the three years to fiscal 2011, it has been learned.
The two organizations almost always asked adoptive parents to make contributions, The Yomiuri Shimbun has found, and one entity received nearly 2 million yen for a single case.
The Child Welfare Law prohibits arranging the adoption of young children for profit. The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry has told local governments to research adoption agencies, as it suspects that such large donations could be considered de facto payments for these organizations’ services, a violation of the law.
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