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Russia Puts Adoptions by Americans on Hold

Following last week’s diplomatically embarrassing—and for the child in question, no doubt traumatizing—fiasco involving a 7-year-old Russian boy whose adoptive American mom returned him to Moscow alone a year after bringing him to the States ... (continued)

Posted on Apr 15, 2010 READ MORE


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How Not to Help Africans

The French charity group L’Arche de Zoé (Zoë‘s Ark) took 103 Chadian children from their homes with promises of sweets and a trip to the city of Abeche. But the group actually planned to fly the children to France on a 220-seater plane from Abeche airport in Eastern Chad, passing them off as “Sudanese orphans from Darfur” who needed urgent medical care and foster homes. The fiasco sheds new light on the activities of Western “angels of mercy” in Africa.

Posted on Nov 26, 2007 READ MORE


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