Category: ACT in the news

Rockie Awards: Manufactured Orphans

ACT is proud to announce that Manufactured Orphans was awarded the Rockie Award for best Digital Non-Fiction Series Manufactured Orphans MCN International Pte Ltd / Channel NewsAsia Singapore The series are based on the full documentary – which can be watched HERE Watch the trailer where with the help of ACT, a Swedish adoptee follows the criminal… Read more »

The life of a whistleblower: Roelie Post

5 May 2018 Source: VPRO Adoption from abroad is increasingly being questioned. The research program Zembla recently paid attention to corruption in adoptions from Sri Lanka, and on television in April was the Dutch documentary drama ‘Exportbaby’, about corruption in adoptions from Uganda. Last year, the Council for Criminal Justice Application and Youth Protection advised to ban… Read more »

Adopted Indian girl returns home after abuse from Swedish parents

Source: https://www.indiatoday.in Sneha Agrawal New Delhi March 31, 2018 Matilda was adopted by a Swedish couple form Delhi orphanage when she was 7. She received abuse and negligence from her parents in Sweden. After staying in foster care, she is back in India to find her real parents. Matilda Gustafsson, who was adopted by a Swedish… Read more »

#united we are stronger

The Dutch Parliament will discuss the advisory report “Reflections on Intercountry Adoptions” on 13 December 2017. With courtesy to United Adoptees International! See here the letter UAI and other adoptee organisations sent to the Dutch Parliament. We all support the findings of the advisory report that intercountry adoptions need to stop, but not just that…. Read more »

A LOOK AT SHERIN MATHEWS’ LIFE IN INDIA: ‘PATHETIC THAT WE FAILED HER NOT ONCE, BUT TWICE’

Source: http://www.wfaa.com WFAA is traveling to find out more about Sherin Mathews’ life in India. Author: Alisha Ebrahimji Published: 3:06 PM CDT November 2, 2017 It’s been one week since 3-year-old Sherin Mathews’ body was found in a culvert not far from her Richardson home. Sherin’s adoptive father, Wesley Mathews, admitted to removing the child’s body… Read more »

Death of toddler adopted from India prompts calls to end intercountry adoptions

Source:  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-children-adoption #ASIAOCTOBER 26, 2017 / 2:03 PM / UPDATED 7 HOURS AGO Rina Chandran 3 MIN READ MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The death in Texas of a three-year-old girl adopted from India a year ago has prompted renewed calls for an end to international adoptions, which campaigners say put vulnerable children at risk of… Read more »

ILLICIT SALE OF CHILDREN IN INDIA: Adoptions and trafficking of children, a diffuse line

Source: https://www.elconfidencial.com (Google Translation) The alarm first broke out in the state of West Bengal, where three babies were found in cookie cases: among the 11 detainees were doctors and officials AUTHOR ELENA DEL ESTAL. DELHI (INDIA) 01.08.2017 David and Desiree were eagerly awaiting the arrival of their two adopted daughters, but the reality was not what… Read more »

Make road to root searches hurdle-free

Source: http://indianexpress.com Every year, thousands of adopted individuals begin and end their journey to find their biological parents in Pune and other cities of Maharashtra that have traditionally been adoption hubs of the country. Written by Sunanda Mehta | Updated: July 11, 2017 7:52 am adoption, adoption in inida, adopted children, Vidya-Liselotte Sundberg, Child Trafficking, adoption… Read more »

Swedish woman adopted as toddler uncovers sordid past in hunt for her Indian mother

Source:  http://news.trust.org by Roli Srivastava | @Rolionaroll | Thomson Reuters Foundation Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:01 GMT Image Caption and Rights Information ABOUT OUR TRAFFICKING COVERAGE We shine a light on human trafficking, forced labour and modern-day slavery In the late 1990s she started to search for her birth mother, and found she had been… Read more »