Vietnam - My Linh Soland aka My-Linh Duong Soland case

My Linh Soland facilitated Vietnam adoptions to Ireland by systematically forging documents and encouraging wrongful removal and theft of children.

After spending 3 years in a US prison for fraud, intimidation of witnesses and conspiracy, My Linh Soland was selected by the Irish Adoption Board to coordinate adoptions from Vietnam to Ireland. Birth certificates were forged, babies were listed as abandoned even though the orphanage knew the parents, and humanitarian donations were pocketed by corrupt officials. At least 150 children were placed in Ireland, all apparently with false paperwork.

The Irish Adoption Board replaced My Linh Soland with Vu Thi Tanh Binh, her primary employee.

My Linh Soland also may have worked with US and French families.
Date: 2006-07-11
Number of children: 150

Orphanages

Facilitators

Location

Vung Tau, Ba Ria-Vung Tau
Vietnam
DocumentDatesort icon
Silence greets exposure of corrupt adoption practices2006-07-29
Vietnamese adoptions under way 'not illegal'2006-07-28
Vietnamese adoptions under way 'not illegal'2006-07-28
New fears over Vietnam adoptions2006-07-24
Adoption chief used Vietnam fraudster as a tour guide2006-07-11
We Irish play an essential role in illegal trafficking in babies2006-07-10
'Evil' adoption scandal2006-07-08
Irish agency severs ties with Soland2006-07-08
'We nicknamed her DR EVIL but no-one dared challenge her because we were afraid we would not get our babies'2006-07-08
Babies adopted through fraudster 'won't be returned'2006-06-22
Foreign adoptions: latest form of human traffic?2006-06-20
Vietnamese adoption agent was jailed in US for fraud2006-06-20
BOGUS PAPERS CUTTING HOLES IN U.S. BORDERS 1995-11-25
FALLS CHURCH LAWYER IS SENTENCED FOR IMMIGRATION FRAUD 1995-09-09
STATE BAR SUSPENDS LAWYER'S LICENSE; SHE ADMITS ARRANGING MARRIAGES TO HELP IMMIGRANTS REMAIN IN U.S. 1995-08-03
FALLS CHURCH LAWYER GUILTY OF ARRANGING SHAM MARRIAGES 1995-06-14
IN FAIRFAX, EVEN MARRIAGE COSTS TOO MUCH; CIVIL CELEBRANTS' FEES OFTEN ABOVE LIMIT1992-03-03
COLUMNIST, WIFE SLAIN IN FAIRFAX; VIETNAMESE WRITER IS 2ND ON STAFF TO DIE1990-09-24
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Location

Pound Pup Legacy