In Moldova, the Trust pays foster parents a monthly amount to look after a child. Human traffickers also pay monthly amounts to families for possession of their child.
Per the Trust: "foster family" means the family approved by the local authority and according to an agreement looks after the child or children for a temporary period and is remunerated.
Back to the book, Sex Trafficking: "A jittery young woman named Bridgette, who was pressured to remain in sex slavery for years because of remittances sent to her parents told me, "we are like slot machines to our families... In some parts of the world, this sum [20 or 30 dollars] represents one or two months' income, in addition to the monthly remittances the job is meant to provide... these parents become accustomed to the remittances sent back by slave owners, who use these paltry payments to entice more families to sell their children." (pg 86)
By 1995, the Trust developed a partnership in MOLSERV between Moldova, Romania, and Italy. The Trust also had links in Ukraine. Statistics show that by 1999, Italy was the highest receiving country for trafficking victims that came from Moldova, Romania and Ukraine.
The Trust had four objectives in Moldova: identify cases of abandoned kids and achieve "reintegration," organize joint actions of the actors involved in child protection, and process and provide information to the administrations of the Chisinau Municipality.
Per the report, "Victims trafficking in the Balkans," "Data collected from sources in Italy illustrate significantly higher numbers of trafficking victims than in other receiving countries... other significant countries of origin include Moldova, Albania and Ukraine."
Note: the report shows Albania as the highest country of origin to Italy, but that's for a reason I'll get to later.
In Romania, the IMF stripped funding from the Romanian government. The Trust lobbied for de-centralization and took the aid. The ministry then has no funds for programs.
When the article mentioned the government wanting to step in (admittedly to try and create the same programs which I argue are totally destructive), what happened was this: "But on his first day in office, the Minister of Finance told him, "Congratulations on your new job. Unfortunately there is no budget for your programme." Translation = by 1997 (time of article) the status of the children's home was entirely de-centralized, and the organizations responsible for its reform and care had "mysteriously" vanished.