Published on October 20th, 2013 |
For predators, it must be a dream come true
Reuters have just published a major report into the practice of rehoming children who have been adopted from overseas and are no longer wanted.
‘Rehoming’ – usually a word one would associate with pets who can no longer be cared for – has become widely spread, creating a marketplace where children are advertised and passed on, often with little or no vetting to check safety.
For predators, this must be a dream come true. As the article headline highlights, a Liberian girl who had proved too much for her parents was sold on to a couple who they had never met and only had online contact with previously. Days later, she had gone missing.
It’s such a chilling and horrific article, not least because these children are left open and vulnerable to traffickers.