Up to 300,000 Spanish babies were stolen from their parents and sold for adoption over a period of five decades, a new investigation reveals.
The children were trafficked by a secret network of doctors, nurses, priests and nuns in a widespread practice that began during General Franco’s dictatorship and continued until the early Nineties.
Hundreds of families who had babies taken from Spanish hospitals are now battling for an official government investigation into the scandal.
Several mothers say they were told their first-born children had died during or soon after they gave birth.
[The BBC documentary on this topic "This World: Spain’s Stolen Babies" is on BBC2 tonight (Tuesday) at 9pm.]
The Terre des hommes/Image Ark documentary Paper Orphanswas a major reason so many receiving countries suspended adoptions from Nepal.
Paper Orphans focuses on three NGOs — Nepal Children’s Organization (NCO/Bal Mandir), the Helpless Children Protection Home (HCPH), and the Education Centre for Helpless Children (ECHC).
Orphanage Owner Accused of Impregnating 17 Girls [ABC News Australia]
Police in southern Nigeria have arrested the owner of an orphanage who they suspect impregnated 17 girls.
Officers say they believe the owner was planning to sell their babies.
Police are now trying to contact the girls’ parents to reunite the families.
It is not the first time Nigerian authorities have uncovered a so-called baby factory.