Central African Republic - Oscar and Marlène - "Rayon de Soleil" case

In 2003, a couple in France adopted Oscar and Marlène, aged 5 and 2,  from Central African Republic. The adoptive parents were told by the association, Rayon de Soleil de l'enfant étranger, that their mother was dead and their father disappeared.   It turns out that they were 10 and 5 years old, and they had living parents and five siblings. The children were told they would study in France and would go back to Africa.

11 other children were adopted from Central African Republic at the same time than Oscar and Marlène without parental consent. Among them, only two had no parent.
Date: 2005-08-04
Number of children: 13

Location

Bangui
Central African Republic
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