After threatening to suspend Romania's accession, the EU has changed attitude at international child adoption radically. There is a resolution by the Parliament of Europe that actually demands for the opening of child export again.
International child adoption has fueled real Mafia along the years and it has reached the highest state authorities. The principal of the Orphanage in Braila commented: "We sell out children legally."
MEPs Jean-Marie Cavada and Claire Gibault are adepts of the European initiative demanding Romania to modify the legislation on international child adoption.
Gibault explained they wanted a model of international child adoption to be used in all EU states and not abide by restrictions. The MEP claimed there were 407 MEPs who had signed for Resolution 23 in August, meant to encourage international adoption.
The law of 2004 regarding adoptions from Romania includes an article which is against UNCRC and The Hague Convention because it bans intercountry adoption, declared the president of SERA France, Francois de Combret (who is a member of the board of Renault) trying to force the Romanian authorities to go back to review this legislation. De Combret’s view is argued by the study of a British lawyer, Andrew Bainham, which is largely presented on this page.