Price of a Baby = 15,000 euros


Corruption in adoptions is being treated like an everyday conversation topic among the workers of the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy in Macedonia. The first punishments were already passed. The price for a healthy and beautiful baby in this illegal market ranges from five thousand to 60 thousand Euros.
A couple from Ohrid tell their ... Read More »

The harsh realities of adoption in Tajikistan


Neglected orphan children need help and support. We recommend that the the child adoption procedure is simplified and to create good opportunities for those who would like to adopt these children. This is the message from the president of Tajikistan. The reality is often very different.
That is the conclusion of the SCOOP supported investigation completed by ... Read More »

Adopt Me the Fast Way


In Russia there are somewhere between 1 and 4 million orphans. The legal code defends the right of the child and it’s right to a family – but potential adoptive parents say that it is practically impossible to adopt  or obtain guardianships of a child. The internet news portal Fontanka in St. Peterburg conducted its ... Read More »


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