Experts in child kidnapping and global adoption hope that the Haiti incident involving American Baptist missionaries provides lessons for future disasters.
Ten Americans charged with child kidnapping after attempting to take 33 children out of Haiti could be released as early as today. The case has shone a spotlight on the plight of Haitian orphans, many of whom end up in virtual slavery.
Prime Minister Max Bellerive said Monday that Haiti is open to having the American Baptist group tried in US courts for child trafficking. Haiti's judicial system has been left in tatters by the Jan. 12 earthquake.
This weekend's arrest of 10 members of an Idaho-based Baptist charity for trying to take 33 Haitian children across the border with the Dominican Republic without proper paperwork has become an international incident.