Canadian parents wary as China confronts baby trafficking

CBC News

When Cathy Wagner of Bridgewater, N.S., heard a CBC story last week about babies stolen from their families several years ago in Hunan province, her reaction was that nothing has changed.

She’s the mother of a 5-year-old girl adopted from the same region in China. "It’s like a dirty secret", she says, "but it’s time we started talking about it."

CBC News’ China correspondent, Anthony Germain, interviewed two parents in China who said the family-planning officials who enforce the country’s one-child policy seized at least 20 babies, including their own, and sent them to orphanages to be adopted abroad.

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