Monday, March 31, 2008

VN Updates (not adoption related)

Vietnam-China trafficking on rise - Jill McGivering


The number of known cases of women and girls trafficked from Vietnam to China more than doubled last year, China’s official Xinhua news agency has said.

Xinhua said 125 cases were detected of Vietnamese trafficked into China’s Guangxi province, across the border.

This is partly due to better detection by both governments, but trafficking overall is also thought to be rising.

Analysts warn that China could replace Thailand in the next few years as the region’s trafficking hub.


And people ask me why I am adopting internationally???  The thought that my daughter or my son (or any child) could be bought and sold as a sex slave saddens and sickens me in a way I can not describe.  What do Americans think happen to girls and boys that are orphaned and are 'graduated' out of the orphanage system at age 14?  If you have no family in these cultures, you have no value and are very disposable. 


I did contact my adoption agency this morning to check on the status of my dossier (FedEx tracking showed they left it outside the front door).  Why the heck did I pay nearly $25 for FedEx to leave it outside the front door?  The scary thing is the person that answered the phone runs the agency and after rustling through the papers on his desk and the other coordinator, they couldn't find it, but promised me that it had arrived.  I was told to check back on Wednesday because it should be done and sent to SF by then.  Hmmm....I'm not sure I feel very reassured right now. 

I have the day off and in between watching movies, I am really hoping to be productive.  So far, so good.  I have made a number of phone calls and I haven't even had my breakfast yet!


Meredith March 31, 2008 at 1:18 PM  

I think I've deduced that you and I are with the same agency (and not just based upon your comments -although that might be enough to give it away). I'm sure it will turn up!


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