A Dutch couple has sparked outrage by giving up a seven-year-old South Korean girl they adopted as a baby – after claiming she didn't "fit in" with their life-style.
The diplomat and his wife, who had taken in the child after failing to conceive, handed her to social workers in Hong Kong after having two biological children.
They claimed the girl, who was adopted when four months old and has lived in the territory since she was three, was struggling to adapt to their culture, including food.
The diplomat told reporters, who agreed to his anonymity, that his family was struggling to cope with their decision and said his wife was having therapy.
"It's just a very terrible trauma that everyone's experiencing," he said.
I imagine the trauma the little girl is experiencing is beyond words.
Members of Hong Kong's Korean community have flooded the country's consulate with offers of help.
Mark Choi, a spokesman for the Korean Residents Association in Hong Kong, said: "Several families have come forward to offer to adopt or foster the girl."
My prayers are with this little girl, the diplomat and his wife can go to Hell.