Category: ACT in the news

Sold for adoption to Australia: guilty as charged

In 2005 Fatima’s children were playing outside. A rickshaw driver pulled over and grabbed them. The older boy got away, but his little sister was kidnapped. And legally adopted in Australia. Years and years ACT has done whatever possible to try and connect the girl again with the grieving Indian family. Contacted the authorities, the… Read more »

Kidnapping for adoption proven: guilty as charged

In 2007 Arun Dohle brought out the news that an Indian couple was looking for their kidnapped son. He had traced them after having read about it in the Indian news. For 12 years Arun Dohle and Roelie Post (ACT) supported the couple in their desperate search for a sign of life of their son…. Read more »

‘936 Children Taken to Belgium and Nobody Knows if this Occurred Correctly’

Source: https://www.hln.be 29 April 2019 (Google Translation) Although the Government had Enough Signals Regarding Fraud with Adoption from Ethiopia, ‘936 Children Taken to Here and Nobody Knows if this Occurred Correctly’ Last weekend, a 17-year-old girl testified in this newspaper about fraud regarding her adoption from Ethiopia. As it turns out, her file was made up… Read more »

2Doc: Girl in Return

Source: VPRO Imagine that as a child, you cannot ground in your adoptive family. What are your rights? 2Doc: Girl in Return shows the personal consequences of the current international adoption system through the eyes of Amy, an adopted teenage girl. 2Doc: Girl in return Wednesday 13 March at 20.55 on NPO2 (And afterwards to… Read more »

From Denmark to Coimbatore: It’s return of the native

Source: https://www.financialexpress.com By: PTI | Published: January 5, 2019 8:22 PM A 43-year-old man, who was adopted by a Danish-couple some 40 years ago, has come here in search of his roots and biological parents. Rajakumar, born to Ayyavu in 1975 and a resident of Thondamuthu near here, was handed over to the Blue Mountain… Read more »

Going home is not an option

Source:  http://thepatriot.in BY SHATAKSHI DWIVEDI AND SHAUNAK GHOSH ON NOVEMBER 15, 2018 When a couple opts for adoption, very few consider children with special needs. Foreigners often do. What holds us back? For four long years, Kajal (name changed), has been waiting for some kind couple to come and adopt her. This 11-year-old was abandoned at… Read more »

Tiny reminders of rape: Rohingya mothers cradle the unwanted

FULL STORY: visit  https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/24 Story and photographs by Julie Zaugg, CNN August 25, 2018 In the camps, rumors of unwanted babies sold to traffickers abound. But no one can name a specific case. “Adoptions are forbidden in Bangladesh, since a child trafficking scandal in the 80s,” explains Arun Dohle, who heads the NGO Against Child Trafficking…. Read more »