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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Adoption Reality: China Adoption Scandal #NAAM2012

Adoption scandal exposed by muckraking Chinese journalists

Bo Gu / NBC News
Yang Libing (with his son) holds up a photo of his missing daughter, Yang Ling.

GAOPING, HUNAN PROVINCE – Until this year, Yang Libing, whose daughter was taken from him by family planning authorities, would receive visits from one or two Chinese journalists every year.
"They would come to interview me about my daughter," he recalled emphatically. "But nothing ever came of those reports. Still no one did anything."
In 2005, family planning officials in Longhui County, Hunan Province, took away Yang's daughter, Yang Ling, when she was eleven months old. They accused him of not registering her birth, thereby breaking the strict, nationwide one-child policy – even though she was his first and only offspring.
The authorities sent his daughter off to an orphanage. From there, Yang believes she was adopted by an American family, with the family planning officials receiving a few hundred dollars in return.
Yang has not seen her since.

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I have a male relative who adopted three little girls from China. They never investigated before their adoptions but spent thousands of dollars for each child. Knowing what happened to these girls and their families should be a top priority... Trace 

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