Category: ACT in the news

Mandir: After phone threat, FB messages disturb complainant

Source: DECEMBER 19   OVER a month after advocate Anjali Pawar- Kate, director of voluntary organisation Sakhee and the main complainant in the alleged Preet Mandir adoption racket approached Sahakarnagar police over telephone threats believed to be from a member of a South African adoptive family, she’s now troubled by derogatory messages on Facebook,… Read more »

Battle of international adoptions reaches peak

Source: The European Commission Forges Official Report Autor: MIRCEA OPRIS 3 decembrie 2010 The European Commission has falsified an official report, released only partially exactly one year ago, during the Conference on Challenges in Adoption Procedures in Europe, in Strasbourg from 30 November to 1 December 2009. Exclusively for Jurnalul National several experts testified… Read more »

Raport oficial falsificat de Comisia Europeană

Source:  Bătălia adopţiilor internaţionale a ajuns la apogeu Autor: MIRCEA OPRIS  3 decembrie 2010  Comisia Europeană a falsificat un ra port oficial, prezentat parţial exact cu un an în urmă, la Congresul despre Drep turile Copilului de la 30 noiembrie-1 decembrie 2009, la Strasbourg.  În exclusivitate pentru Jurnalul Na ţional, câţiva experţi care au întocmit… Read more »

Adopted in 1973, reunited with mother in 2010

Source: Published: Thursday, Nov 18, 2010, 3:50 IST By Mayura Janwalkar | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Mother’s love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. —Marion C. Garretty, American author When Arun Dohle, India-born German national, started on his mission to find his biological mother, it seemed… Read more »

Sans home and identity: A story from the US

Source:   Ambika Pandit, TNN, Nov 7, 2010, 04.17am IST MUMBAI: Among the many looking forward to American President Barack Obama’s visit toIndia was an anxious Jennifer Edgell Haynes. She has no interest in Indo-US relations. All she wants is to be reunited with her family in Michigan. 

Looking for you

Source:  Shreya Roy Chowdhury, TNN, Nov 7, 2010, 04.13am IST Aarti would like to meet her birth mother. It can be a secret meeting without the birth mother’s family involved, if that is what the birth mother wishes. Aarti only wants to meet her birth mother — no obligation…” These three short sentences say it all…. Read more »

Deported from Chicago, she waits for Barack Obama

Source:  Published: Saturday, Nov 6, 2010, 2:22 IST By Mayura Janwalkar | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Jennifer Haynes, 28, abruptly deported from Chicago in 2008, is eagerly waiting for US president Barack Obama’s visit to Mumbai in the hope that her letter will reach him and she may be able to go home to… Read more »

South African woman waiting to adopt from Preetmandir asks activist to drop her demand for inquiry

Date: 2010-11-05 Source: The president of an NGO called Sakhee on Wednesday allegedly received a threat call from a South African woman waiting to adopt a baby from city-based Preetmandir. The caller asked the social activist, Anjali Pawar, to discontinue her efforts to ensure an investigation into whether the children waiting for adoption at… Read more »

Preet Mandir adoptions: NGOs forward objections to CARA

Date:  2010-10-20 Source: Fifteen days after the Bombay High Court passed an order directing Central Adoption Resource Agency (CARA) to process the adoption applications of 18 children in Preet Mandir, voluntary organisations Sakhi and Advait Foundation have forwarded their objections to CARA.

Adoption agency seeks HC nod to process pending cases

Source: Swati Deshpande, TNN, Sep 21, 2010, 04.25am IST MUMBAI: The Central Adoption and Resource Agency (CARA), the governing agency that looks into the adoption process in India, filed an application before the Bombay HC on Monday, seeking permission to process the 17 pending cases of inter-country adoption.