New Measure Bans Private Adoptions of Orphans

China’s central government announced on Tuesday that individuals and groups who find abandoned children cannot privately adopt them. From the Associated Press: The new rules say people wanting to adopt must go through...

Trailer: Living With Dead Hearts

Charlie Custer of ChinaGeeks and Tech in Asia has released the first official trailer for his forthcoming documentary, Living With Dead Hearts. From the film’s synopsis: As many as 70,000 children are kidnapped and sold in...

Most Adoptions from China Now Special-needs Cases

Changing circumstances in China have resulted in an overall decrease in foreign adoptions in recent years, and an increase in the number of special needs children adopted. From AP: Starting in the early 1990s, and as recently as...

A Family in China Made Babies their Business

Continuing their investigation into the orphanage and adoption industry in China, the Los Angeles Times interviews a family in Hunan who ran a lucrative business trafficking babies: His family-run business was racking up sales...

Adopted Teen Finds Answers, Mystery in China

The Los Angeles Times tells the story of a Chinese boy adopted by an American woman who traveled back to meet his birth family: The reunion between Christian, a high school student in Easton, Md., and his birth parents took...

China Punishes Officials after Babies Taken

Police in Guizhou are investigating a case in which 80 baby girls were removed from their homes and taken to orphanages, and later adopted overseas. From AP: Family planning officials in impoverished Guizhou province’s...

Only One Orphan Adopted After China Quake

The Times reports that only one orphan whose parents were killed in the May 12 earthquake has successfully been adopted: The process of finding new homes for 88 children whose parents have been confirmed dead or who have no...

Fortune’s Sisters – Brooke Hauser

The New York Times profiles three young girls who were adopted from the same orphanage in China and now are best friends in Brooklyn: There is an ancient Chinese myth that people who are destined to meet are connected from birth by invisible red thread. For three Brooklyn mothers who were strangers until a few […]

Finding Zhao Gu – Jeff Gammage

From New York Times Blog: At about 10 a.m. on June 19, 2003, in the western Chinese city of Wuwei, a man named Ma Guoxing was walking across town, intent on a pending business appointment. But as he neared the Wei’an Health Center, he noticed a crowd of people at the front gate, and he […]



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