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Saturday, April 28, 2012
Armenian Adoption Fraud discussed in WikiLeaks from Armenian Embassy
Zvartnots Airport in Yerevan.
More Armenian Embassy cables on fraud being leaked
12. (U) To be eligible for adoption in Armenia, a child must be
legally abandoned by all living parents through a renunciation of
parental rights, or found to be an orphan by the state. Death
certificates of both parents, court decisions or police statements
(in cases of a foundling child) also may serve as evidence of a
child's orphaned status. Orphaned children become the custody of
orphanages and the Ministry of Labor and Social Issues maintains the
centralized registration and has the list of children available for
adoption. For the first three months on this list, a child may be
adopted only by Armenians; after three months have elapsed, a child
may be adopted by Armenians or foreigners.
13. (SBU) Corruption on the part of Armenian government officials,
adoption agencies and orphanages is a concern, and due to pervasive
document fraud, local birth and identity documents are often not
reliable. However, during this reporting period, none of the cases
we have seen have included fraudulent documents. In addition to
field investigations, post combats adoption fraud by running
background checks on all local adoption facilitators, whom post
READ more about fraud here via wikiLeaks