“Today in Iran, economic deprivation, cultural destitution, addiction, homelessness, and child marriages are among the factors driving women towards selling their children
,” said Shahindokht Molaverdi, the presidential deputy for Women and Family Affairs.
She added: “We see infants being sold even before birth. There is no specific statistics available on the number of these children but their number is so much that they have made news. (State-run ILNA news agency, June 22, 2016)