Tuesday, January 04, 2005

A grim reminder

Thailand may look like a destroyed island paradise, but remember there are predators aplenty there. Numerous stories are reporting the disappearance of a tsunami survivor, a 12 year old Swedish boy. They fear he may have been kidnapped by the child trafficking industry.

And in countries where as many as 1 on 4 people may have been killed by the natural disaster, the U.N. feels that overseas adoption of orphaned children may not be appropriate and will most likely be blocked. God forbid many of these children be given an opportunity at a better life in Western countries with families who desperately want children. Instead, we'll let them continue to live without families in orphanages. Let's hope they don't fall prey to the traffickers.

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