Child wanted, cash paid

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Former EU official Roelie Post campaigns worldwide against foreign adoption. She says the line between foreign adoption and child trafficking is too often blurred. She also sees potential danger in plans to introduce a trans national “European Adoption” authority.

When Roelie Post, along with a translator and a film crew, set off for Romania some months ago and visited Marineta Ciofu, the story the child rights’ activist heard was a very familiar one. Ciofu had no idea what had happened to her child. Almost 10 years ago, poverty had forced the single mother to leave her daughter in a children’s home. But it was her firm intention to get her back as soon as her situation improved. The last time she saw her daughter was when she was two-and-half years old…