Baaf warns against adopting victims of Asian tsunami tragedy

Baaf Adoption & Fostering has warned people not to try and
adopt victims of the Asian tsunami tragedy to avoid fuelling the
child trafficking industry, writes Mithran

Baaf made the warning after a number of people contacted British
adoption agencies offering to adopt children orphaned by the

Chief executive Felicity Collier said many orphans would still
have relatives in their home countries looking to trace them, while
applications to adopt could also fuel the child trafficking market
in south east Asia.

She said: “I know that if people are really concerned
about the welfare of these children, the last thing they would want
to do is to fuel a potential market in child adoption or to deprive
children of the opportunity to be reunited with grieving members of
their own family.”

She advised people to donate to the Disasters Emergency
Committee, a coalition of development charities that is
coordinating the British aid effort.

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