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"

  Tran Thi Luong  Nam dinh defendents
Orphanage Director Vu Dinh Khan - Orphanage Director Tran Thi Luong (center)   -  More defendants

  Nam dinh defendents

Truc Ninh in Tam Binh Province  Viet Hung Commune Medical Center
Truc Ninh Orphanage entrance in Nam dinh                             Viet Hung Medical Center entrance in Truc Ninh, Nam Dinh

Babies at Y Yen Orphanage

Date: 2008-07-01
Number of children: 266


Organizations: Viet Hung Commune medical center, Kien Luong Commune Medical Station (aka Yen Luong) in Y Yen, Yen Tien commune medical center in Y Yen, a medical center in Nam Truc District, probably 9 more medical centers (13 total), + doctors and nurses


Nam Dinh province
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International Social Service: Adoption from Vietnam Findings and Recommendations2009-11-01
Sixteen convicted of adoption fraud in Vietnam2009-09-30
Baby Selling Ring Sentenced2009-09-30
Six Jailed by Vietnamese Court for Involvement in Adoption Scam2009-09-29
6 jailed for adoption fraud2009-09-29
Officials found guilty in illegal adoption trial2009-09-29
Six officials jailed in Nam Dinh adoption scam2009-09-28
New adoption regulations under debate2009-09-28
Charity, health officers could face jail terms in adoption scam2009-09-25
Health, charity workers indicted for selling kids for adoption2009-09-23
Accused claim noble intentions in adoption scam2009-09-23
Vietnamese doctors 'sold' babies for overseas adoptions2009-09-22
Nam Dinh charity workers on trial in adoption scam2009-09-21
Will the Vietnamese Ruc children come home? Part II - Shedding light on the grey-zones of international adoption2008-10-14
Us Department of State: Vietnam Adoption Alert2008-10-01
To protect children, central agencies to manage adoption2008-08-25
Tougher adoption regulations needed2008-08-23
Orphanages in fake document investigation 2008-08-19
Adoption gang members held2008-07-25
Justice chief responds to alleged wrongdoing in local adoptions2008-07-16
300 infants illegally put up for adoption2008-07-15
Charity centres investigated for falsifying birth records2008-07-14
Adoption agencies under investigation 2008-07-13
Lifelink International Adoption Projects list2007-01-01
Adoption Agencies who possibly placed from the Nam Dinh orphanages


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