Friday, February 16, 2007

NY Sun Article on Chinese Adoption

I hope Ms Carner didn't pick the unfortunate headline. Just the same, she's written a thought-provoking article:

Baby Supermarket
China's recent announcement of tighter guidelines for foreign adoption, together with a claim that the supply of available babies could not meet growing demand, surprised many.

How could there be a shortage when even the government-controlled Chinese press reports that thousands of babies are abandoned or killed shortly after birth, while many others are forcibly aborted?

Looking at the 2005 Unicef annual birth report and the Chinese government 2006 report of the country's boys-to-girls ratio, one would expect to find 1.7 million more girls than appear.


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