Panagiotos, 20 years old, sold from a hospital at midnight on the road of Rustavi city and adopted by a family from Cypros. He is one of the last babies sold out from the country.
- Panagiotos departed from Georgia, when he was 1 year and 5 months old.
- For the period of the 1 year and 5 month, he was taken from a hospital to a Georgian woman, his foster mother as he calls her. He grew up with her. His foster mother is now dead. Last year Panagiotos found his foster mother's daughter and daughter in law and asked them if they knew anything from his past, they said they never knew where he came from or whom he belonged to.
- The foster mother was offered if she wanted to keep Panagiotos for $4K, but because she did not have the amount of money, Panagiotos was sold for adoption abroad.
- During 2004 it became extremely difficult to depart the child from the country.
---During this time 4 children departed from Georgia.
Panagiotos documents states that the original address in Kutaisi city and the parents last name was Rukhadze. A name and address that does not exist.
Panagiotos documents and name were forged.
The adoptive parents had to fake the health of the child, stating that he was unhealthy, for them to take the child out of the country.
According to the DNA heritage test, Panagiotos is from Samegrelo.