Chea Kim

Chea Kim, a Baby Finder in Cambodia and a birth mother who relinquished her child.

Chea Kim, a chief baby trader, feeds a baby Feb. 1 in Laing Kout village, Kampong Cham province, Cambodia, 90 miles north of the capital Phnom Penh. Chea Kim has brought 18 babies to an orphanage near Cambodia's capital that caters to international adoptions. For each infant, Chea Kim was given $100, about half of which she gave to the birth mothers.

In Chea Kim's case, an orphanage catering to international adoptions approached her five years ago and told her it was willing to pay up to $100 for newborns so she gave them her own 3-day-old daughter.

Later she regretted the decision, and when asked if she wanted to give another child said no. But that didn't stop her from persuading other mothers to sell their babies -- 18 in total -- claiming they had been abandoned and the birth parents were unknown.

Related organizations
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Organizationsort iconPositionCountryFromTo
WOVA Cham Chao orphanage (Phnom Penh)Facilitator for
Child trafficking cases
Child trafficking cases and the role this person played.
Titlesort iconRole
Cambodia - Lauryn Galindo CaseFacilitator
Cambodia - Main Dim's son aka SamFacilitator
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