New Rules for Abandoned & Trafficked Children in China
Good news for Chinese adoptions! China has recently relaxed the regulations on adopting trafficked or abandoned children. Previously, the children could not be adopted while authorities searched for their parents, leaving them in limbo for years. Under the new law, the children can be adopted after a year-long search for the children’s birth families.
Child trafficking is a serious problem in China, and the government reported rescuing 13,000 children last year alone, most of whom ended up in state-run orphanages. It’s wonderful to see authorities being proactive in trying to combat this problem and taking care of the children.