BACK OFF ON CHINA

There is a current news report out of China that parents are fearing that the adoption industry is trying to push their evil claws in to China with the current earthquake disaster. Parents are in fear of having their children placed for adoption without their consent. The Chinese government has stepped up and stated that they will care for the children until all can be reunited. So back off adopters. Give these parents a chance to find their children.

Here is the link. Here is the story.

Earthquake parents panic over adoption fears


The parents of children caught up in the China earthquake are desperately trying to search for their surviving children amid offers from around the world to adopt orphaned children.

Thousands of poor migrant workers, forced to work hundred of miles away from their rural homes in China’s industrial cities, have no idea whether their children are dead or, if they have survived, how to find them.

China has been inundated with offers to adopt newly orphaned children whose parents have been killed in the disaster.

‘This is a chaotic situation,’ said Wyndham James, China country director for Save the Children. ‘It is vital that children are kept safe while their parents are searching for them. The government has announced that it will care for the children until things calm down, which we hope will give time for that to happen.

‘It is important now to set up centres that can provide a safe place where the tracing work can begin so children and parents can be reunited. This is important for the children, but it’s also hugely comforting for parents to know.’

In China 210 million migrant workers seek better opportunities in the cities, the majority are under 35 and their school-age children are left behind.

Sixty per cent of migrant women leave their children with family back home. They send money to support the children but almost nine out of 10 mothers only get to see their children once or twice each year.

Wyndham James said: ‘At the best of times there are many left behind children cared for by older siblings or elderly grandparents. Our experience shows they may suffer poor physical care, malnutrition and problems at school. The government has launched a series of measures to help left behind children, but there’s no quick fix to the problem.’

Those children who survived Monday’s Wenchuan earthquake need their parents more than ever. And parents will need a lot of help to locate their children.

Save the Children is looking to see what help can be offered to the authorities and the local Red Cross, based on the organisation’s experience of reuniting families in the Tsunami and in other disasters.

-ENDS-

Save the Children is the world’s independent children’s charity. We’re outraged that millions of children are still denied proper healthcare, food, education and protection. We’re working flat out to get every child their rights and we’re determined to make further, faster changes. How many? How fast? It’s up to you. For further information about our work please visit http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/

For more information and interviews please contact the Save the Children media unit on:

Tel – +44 207 012 6841 / +44 7831 650 409
Email – media@savethechildren.org.uk

Here is one such adoption agency hoping and lurking to get some of those children. They have even set up a fund that will help those “orphans.” Stop right there. You had better not go any further with this.

Chinese earthquake relief

Contributed by: Jared Keller on 5/16/2008

As you may or may not know, my family is currently awaiting the call to travel to China in order to bring home our son, who waits in an orphanage in the coastal city of Shantou.

Though each bit of news from the earthquake zone in China breaks our hearts, we are greatly relieved that neither our son, nor any of the other children waiting for families in his orphanage has suffered any injury as a result of this horrific event.

Many other kids – those in central China – have not been so fortunate. Numerous orphanages and schools in Sichuan Province and in other adjacent provinces suffered catastrophic damage, and the toll of the dead and injured continues to climb.

These children are in desperate need of the basic necessities of life: food, shelter, water, clothing, medecine, etc. Their lives hang on a slender thread of aid, in many cases. Chinese Children Adoption International – the agency through which we’re working to bring home our little boy, and the largest such organization in the country – has set up a new fund in order to utilize their vast network of contacts in the Chinese government, religious and charitable organizations, and other aid groups in order to directly assist orphanages.

You can donate directly to CCAI’s Earthquake Relief Fund by clicking here. 100% of your (tax deductible) donation will go to help orphans in China.

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