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  • Baby 'bought on internet' handed back
  • The Herald Sun
  • 24/12/2008 Make a Comment
  • Contributed by: The Rooster ( 264 articles in 2008 )
A BELGIAN baby taken from a Dutch couple alleged to have bought him on the internet was handed over to the Belgian authorities overnight.
"The baby was handed over today to the Belgian authorities who will decide what to do with him,'' Kees Dijkman, a spokesman for the Dutch child protection service, said.

In November, a Dutch judge granted child care authorities temporary guardianship of the boy, dubbed Baby Jayden in the media, who was allegedly sold by his Belgian parents via the internet.

The child's aspirant parents, who are reportedly unable to have children of their own, made contact with the boy's biological mother after seeing a web advertisement, and took him a few hours after he was born in a hospital in Ghent, in the Dutch-speaking Flanders region of Belgium, in July.

Dutch media have claimed that they paid the child's biological parents between €5000 ($10,250) and €10,000.


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