Concern over child trafficking

Date: 2008-08-26
Source: hindu.com

Concern over child trafficking

August 26, 2008
Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI: The Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) has expressed concern over incidents of child trafficking in the name of adoption as highlighted by media reports.

The reports said a Chennai-based adoption agency fabricated records of children and placed them for adoption in 2000.

In a statement issued here on Monday, CARA chairman J.K. Mittal said action was taken against the agency on receipt of a complaint and it was de-licensed in 2002. A criminal case was also filed against the agency and the matter was pending in court.

No such incident was reported in recent times against any Indian adoption agency by any individual or agency from any part of the world, the statement said.

Strict monitoring

According to Mr. Mittal, CARA monitored the activities of all adoption agencies based in India and children were placed for adoption only after a thorough investigation of their records.

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