Neither child trafficking nor baby buying in Chinese international adoptions are widely studied.
No one can say for certain how many children are kidnapped in China each year, or what percentage of them end up being put up for adoption domestically or internationally.
But the problem is a lot more serious than most people know, as I have come to learn over the last few years.
Rose Candis says that at first, things went smoothly — at least, as smoothly as they can for a new parent of a young child.
Candis genuinely didn’t know, so she started looking online, and found an organization called Research-China.org that helps parents look into the origins of their adopted Chinese children.