Child Laundering: How the Intercountry Adoption System Legitimizes and Incentivizes the Practices of Buying, Trafficking, Kidnapping, and Stealing Children
ExpressO; Wayne Law Review (2006)
  • David M. Smolin
Article
Abstract

This article documents and analyzes a substantial incidence of "child laundering" within the intercountry adoption system. Child laundering occurs when children are taken illegally from birth families through child buying or kidnapping, and then "laundered" through the adoption system as "orphans" and then "adoptees." The article then proposes reforms to the intercountry adoption system that could substantially reduce the incidence of child laundering.

Keywords
  • Intercountry Adoption,
  • International Adoption,
  • Child Laundering,
  • Child Trafficking
Publication Date
December, 2006
Publisher Statement
52 Wayne Law Review 113 (2006)
Citation Information
David M. Smolin. "Child Laundering: How the Intercountry Adoption System Legitimizes and Incentivizes the Practices of Buying, Trafficking, Kidnapping, and Stealing Children" ExpressO; Wayne Law Review Vol. 52 Iss. No. 1 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_smolin/1/