Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Complicated Issue of China's Abandoned Children

I found the following article on a web site called Shanghaiist:

Adopted girl hits Catch-22
A WOMAN'S decision to raise an abandoned baby girl left on her doorstep at midnight has led to a terrible dilemma 14 years later.

"Without a residence certificate, she can't go to senior high school next year, go to college or find a job, or can't even get married," said Shi Jianlin, 46. "But as a human being, she has her rights."

About 1,000 children in Shanghai are in the same boat, city officials estimate.


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