Vietnam - Nam Dinh province case
Between 2005 and 2008, identifying documents on children born in hospitals were destroyed so the children could be placed as 'abandoned'. Mothers were given food and money in exhange for leaving their newborns at specific hosptials. Documents were then forged to allow adoption to the west. Pregnant women were housed at the orphanages. Some children were solicited from poor families.
"The ring had managed to collect 354 children from different social welfare centres and hospitals. They then used falsified documents for 266 children. The ring was able to get 323 children adopted"
Orphanage Director Vu Dinh Khan - Orphanage Director Tran Thi Luong (center) - More defendants
Truc Ninh Orphanage entrance in Nam dinh Viet Hung Medical Center entrance in Truc Ninh, Nam Dinh
Babies at Y Yen Orphanage
LocationNam Dinh province