Adopted children from DRC land in Rome
Thirty-one adopted Congolese children were finally re-united with their adoptive Italian parents at Rome’s Ciampino airport. The children could be seen waving from the plane with broad grins as they were allowed to meet their new parents, who they had only known for a few months in their homeland of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Twenty-four Italian couples went to the Democratic Republic of Congo in November 2013 to collect the youngsters but had to leave without them when DRC authorities halted adoptions. It followed a report that said some children from the country had been sold into human trafficking rings.