Category: ACT in the news

NGOs up in arms against inter-country adoptions

Source: http://www.dnaindia.com Concerned over the alleged violation of fundamental rights of children, two children’s rights non-governmental organisations (NGOs), viz Thane-based Advait Foundation and Pune-based Sakhee have filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court asking for a complete ban on inter-country adoption of children. The PIL, to be heard by the bench of… Read more »

Govt may help Kairi Shepherd

Source: http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Govt-may-help-Kairi-Shepherd Cheta Chauhan, Hindustan Times New Delhi, May 20, 2012 The Indian government may provide help to 30-year-old Kairi Shepherd, who faces threat of deporation from United States after a local court rejected her claim for residency. Kairi Shepherd was just three months old when she adopted by Erlene Shepherd from an orphanage in… Read more »

Indian adopted at 3 months faces deportation at 30

Source: http://www.indiaamericatoday.com Article | May 16, 2012 – 10:05pm | By Tejinder Singh Washington DC – Media outlets in India are abuzz with news of Melanie Kannokada, Miss India America 2007, arriving in Bollywood to play Seeta, an Indian girl adopted by American parents. In contrast, a real life drama is unfolding for another India-born… Read more »

Time to suspend inter-country adoptions?

Source: http://www.firstpost.com by Danish   Raza May 16, 2012 Mayank and Esha were to get new parents. Their mother, after an altercation with her husband, Ramphal, abandoned the siblings near Kashmere Gate bus terminus, Delhi. A frantic Ramphal traced his children to Holy Cross Social Service Centre- one of the seven recognised Indian placement agencies (RIPAs)… Read more »

FOREIGN ADOPTION LICENCE OF SOFOSH SUSPENDED BY CARA

Source: http://epaper2.mid-day.com Kaumudi Gurjar 9 May 2012 Action follows complaint by NRI about Society of Friends of Sassoon Hospital demanding exorbitant adoption fee SIX months after an NRI parent alleged that the Society of Friends of Sassoon Hospital ( SOFOSH) was charging an exorbitant adoption fee, Child Adoption Resource Agency ( CARA) temporarily suspended the… Read more »

Adoption racket: SC notice to Centre

Source: http://www.sakaaltimes.com Reporter Saturday, May 05, 2012 AT 04:31 PM (IST) PUNE: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the Union government, CBI and the Central Adoption Resource Agency (CARA), an autonomous body under the ambit of the Ministry of Women and Child Development(WCD), in response to a writ petition demanding suspension of inter-country… Read more »

Baby business? NGOs ask SC to suspend inter-country adoptions

Source: http://www.firstpost.com By Danish Raza 4 May 2012 The Supreme Court has issued notice to the union government and the Central Adoption Resource Agency (CARA)- an autonomous body under the ambit of the Ministry of Women and Child Development- based on a writ petition demanding suspension of inter-country adoption in the absence of a law… Read more »

Adoptee Knights in Shining Armor? The LGA Podcast: Arun Dohle talks with Kevin

After coming under fire after his podcast with Tom DeFilipo of the Joint Council, Kevin speaks with one of the critics and an LGA Renegade in Adoption, Arun Dohle, adoptee and researcher and documentarian for the organization, Against Child Trafficking. Topics covered: Pound Pup Legacy, adult adoptee infantilism, systemic lies perpetuated by adoption agencies, David Smolin, child trafficking, Children’s Home Society… Read more »