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Adopted child trafficking

While foreign families disallowed to adopt children from Romania have been suing the ORA (Romanian Office for Child Adoption), Romanian authorities have continued to detect more cases of illegal international child adoption. Theodora Bertzi, head of the ORA, said it yesterday. She explained: "There have been 15 lawsuits because of foreign families wishing to adopt Romanian children who sued the ORA. There are now 10 trials left. I think behind such initiatives is the fact that families still hoping they may adopt children were misled."

The ORA official also mentioned some child trafficking cases of the past, all of them regarding children who reached Spain and Italy. Bertzi admitted she started thinking about the need that the institution should open analysis of past activities. (C.S.)

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