Every one of their parents must have breathed a huge sigh of relief. I'll bet they can't wait to fling their arms around their child. In China, some families buy trafficked women and children to use as extra labor and household servants, as well as brides for unmarried sons. There will be psychological problems of course for the abductees.
I could weep for them.
Authorities have held 301 suspected members of a huge trafficking network who are believed to have targeted children in the south-western Yunnan and Sichuan provinces and then sold them in other regions. Good. But what punishment could ever take away the harm they have caused?
Last year, more than 24,000 abducted women and children were freed in China, according to the public security ministry. Some of those kidnapped had been sold for adoption or forced into prostitution.
Child-trafficking has become a serious problem in China, BBC correspondents say. Critics blame the country's one-child policy and lax adoption laws, which have created a thriving underground market for buying children.
One of the challenges of being a parent is teaching your kids to be cautious without filling them with fear or anxiety. Authorities say a child goes missing every 5 minutes in the UK. This is shocking!
About 2,100 missing-children reports are filed each day in the U.S. Many cases might be solved more easily if parents can provide a few key pieces of information about their kids, like: height, weight, eye color, and a clear recent photo as well as custody rights if needed.
It's almost as if a parent needs to keep proper records on each of their children as if they are property in case the child is stolen. But caution and paperwork will make filing a report so much easier.