There is another adoption scandal in the news. A Dutch couple was arrested in Sri Lanka for baby-buying. As a result, NOVA - the main Dutch newsprogramme - invited me for an interview. Only in Dutch.
ADOPTION OR CHILD TRAFFICKING
The reader is taken along on an eight-year-travel, from 1999 to end 2006, and will be shown the story of the Romanian ‘orphans’ from a different light, where global politics and private interests compete with the rights of the child.
Roelie Post dares to describe a taboo-issue at a level that can compare with the works of Noreena Hertz and the movie Constant Gardener. Unfortunately such reporting in general does not receive a lot of media attention, because of
its political sensitivity. If you read the book, you find out why. A nest of scorpions of big (business) interests interwoven with political and social
actors, and the large demand for adoptable children, creates indeed a market functioning that until now was systematically denied. As a result the discussion remained in the margins of society.