Abducted or abandoned children in China see greater adoption opportunity under new rules
- Authorities have capped the search for abandoned and trafficked children’s biological families at a year, allowing for them to be adopted from orphanages after that period.
- Previously, children were left in indefinite limbo as long as their cases were active with search authorities.
- More than 13,000 children were abducted last year alone according to the government, with the U.S. State Department estimating as many as 20,000 a year falling prey to traffickers and other kidnappers.
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