Category: ACT in the news

Woman returns from Sweden to see ailing mother in India

Source: http://english.manoramaonline.com Wednesday 14 June 2017  by Reuters Mumbai: It was an emotional moment for Nilakshi Elizabeth Jorendal, the India-born Swedish national, as she met her ailing biological mother in Yavatmal. Nilakshi (44), who was adopted by a Swedish couple when she was three-year-old, had managed to trace her biological mother through Anjali Pawar of Pune-based… Read more »

Black-Market Baby Trade Flourishes in India After Adoption Law Reform

Original link: https://www.newsdeeply.com/womenandgirls/articles/2017/06/15/black-market-baby-trade-flourishes-in-india-after-adoption-law-reform “This article originally appeared on Women & Girls , and you can find the original here. For important news about gender issues in the developing world, you can sign up to the Women & Girls email list . The recent uncovering of a major baby-trafficking racket in eastern India has brought the issue… Read more »

Manufactured Orphans

Believing she was ‘stolen’ and trafficked as an ‘orphan’, Jyothi Svahn goes on a multi-country hunt for her birth family – and uncovers an international adoption industry built on lies, greed and heartbreak. With the help of ACT, a Swedish adoptee follows the criminal trail to India to unmask the deception behind her adoption story. ACT’s… Read more »

Manufactured Orphans: Roelie

UNDERCOVER ASIA: MANUFACTURED ORPHANS airs on Jan 31 at 8pm (SGT) on Channel NewsAsia. Watch it LIVE here on Jan 31, 8 pm (SGT) – http://www.channelnewsasia.com/tv/live

Pune: Mother, three others arrested for ‘trying to sell’ baby

Source: http://indianexpress.com By: Express News Service | Pune | Published:January 7, 2017 1:15 am mother tries to sell baby, baby sold, pune mother, pune news, india news, indian express The one-month-old boy has been rescued by police. The Pune city police have arrested four persons, including three women and the founder of an orphanage in Saswad,… Read more »

Happy New Year ROMANIA

Source: http://www.contributors.ro Rupert Wolfe Murray 31/12/16 This is the time of year for greetings, congratulations, optimism and hope. I’ve sent my Christmas cards, eaten my roast ham and welcomed in the New Year. But something is missing. I feel the need to say something important, new and unknown – not just that tired old phrase… Read more »

This is Where I Belong: A woman’s search for her birth mother

Source: http://www.hindustantimes.com By Danish Raza December 18th, 2016 It’s a sunny afternoon in mid-December in a village of 200 families in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region. The men are out in the fields. Herds of children follow us around the narrow lanes. Women peep through half-open doors. As we drive past semi-plastered houses, Anusja suddenly wants things… Read more »

BBC World News: Arun Dohle of Against Child Trafficking

Date: 2016-12-08 Source: https://www.youtube.com Interview in the context of the current baby trafficking scandal in Kolkata which involves the Sri Krishna nursing home which also used to supply babies to International Mission of Hope.    

‘Baby racket at least 3 decades old’

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com Priyanka Dasgupta | TNN | Dec 11, 2016, 08.02 AM IST KOLKATA: Arun Swanand Dohle was adopted as a month-old baby from Kusumbai Motichand Mahila Seva Gram (KMMSG) in Pune by Belgium-based Michael and Gertrud Dohle.Twenty years later, in 1993, Germany-based Dohle came to Pune to trace his roots. It was in 2010 that… Read more »

She found her father after 23 years – human trafficking revealed

Source: http://www.aftonbladet.se 23 November 2016 (Google Translation) Jyothi Bousle Svahn had a strong memory of how her mother left her. But in the adoption papers in Sweden, it was stated that she had no relatives. As an adult, she began searching for their roots – and revealed a dark side where Swedish authorities and organizations… Read more »