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Child traffickers convicted in Vietnam

A Vietnamese court sentenced three people to jail terms ranging from three to seven years for trafficking babies and selling them to an orphanage in Ninh Binh. An additional 12 accomplices were given suspended sentences. They were convicted of selling 12 infants for 130 million dong (approximately $7,600 US) between April 2006 and May 2008. The

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The Madonna Effect

“He says that he’s going to marry me We can raise a little family Maybe we’ll be alright Its a sacrifice But my friends keep telling me to give it up Saying I’m too young, I ought to live it up What I need right now is some good advice, please Daddy, daddy if you


Update on Ireland/ Vietnam Adoptions

Statistics on Irish international adoptions were released yesterday in the Independent. The article said: In 2008, there were 397 International adoptions in Ireland. Vietnam was the most popular country with 182 adoptions. There were 117 babies adopted from Russia, and 26 from Ethiopia. The Adoption Bill 2009 is due to be published later this year. The