Category: ACT in the news

New horror as traffickers grab children from hospital

Source: By Nick Allen Saturday January 23 2010 CHILDREN’S charities have voiced concern for the safety of thousands of orphans after Western nations began speeding up adoption procedures for the young survivors of Haiti’s earthquake. Countries, including France and Spain, have streamlined the process in the hope of getting young people to safety as… Read more »

Agencies warn against quick adoptions

Source: Saturday, January 23, 2010 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 23 (UPI) — International agencies have warned against fast-tracking adoptions of Haitian children, saying the practice could encourage trafficking. UNICEF, the U.N. children’s agency, has also warned against immediate adoptions. Luc Legrand, a UNICEF adviser, said at least 15 children have vanished from hospitals in Port-au-Prince… Read more »

Haiti earthquake: charities warn against rush to speed adoptions

Source: Children’s charities have voiced fears for the safety of thousands of orphans after Western nations began speeding up adoption procedures in the wake of the Haiti earthquake. By Bruno Waterfield and Nick Allen in Port au Prince Published: 6:02PM GMT 22 Jan 2010 A young orphan cries at the Lycee Francais in Port-au-Prince… Read more »

Haiti’s orphan adoption debate

Source: Al Jazeera By Jacqueline Head, 2010-01-21 It is not known how many children have been orphaned by the earthquake [GALLO/GETTY] The plight of orphaned children in earthquake-hit Haiti has led to calls for international adoption processes to be sped up. But it has also raised the question of whether taking children away from their… Read more »

Glück auf Bestellung

Source: Archiv » 2010 » 12. Januar » Seite 3 Auslandsadoptionen sind für Eltern oft die letzte Chance, eine Familie zu gründen. Dahinter steht eine mächtige Lobby – bis hin zum Kinderhandel Thomas Schuler STRASSBURG. Manchmal muss man einen Umweg nehmen, um ans Ziel zu kommen. Roelie Post wäre in vier Stunden mit dem… Read more »

Adoption nach dem Erdbeben: Hilfe oder Geschäftemacherei?

Source: 9. Januar 2010 Adoption – hilfreiches Instrument für verwaiste Kinder nach der Erdbebenkatastrophe? Diese Kinder in Port-au-Prince beobachten die Helikopter mit Hilfslieferungen, die in der zerstörten Stadt landen. Foto: dpa / Jorge Nunez Kinder – Das Erdbeben in Haiti hat auch Familien auseinander gerissen. Die Waisenhäuser bereiten sich auf mehr Zulauf vor. Für… Read more »

Het draait om geld, geld, geld

Source: DE VERDIEPING 22 DECEMBER 2009 Iris Pronk Arun Dohle en Roelie Post. © FOTO WERRY CRONE, TROUW Adoptie is gelegaliseerde kinderhandel, zeggen Roelie Post en Arun Dohle. Samen richtten zij Against Child Trafficking op. Als het aan hen ligt, is interlandelijke adoptie over vijf jaar verdwenen. Aan de muur van hun kantoortje in… Read more »

Adoption is legalized child trafficking

Iris Pronk/Trouw December 22, 2009 Translated from original Dutch article Adoption is legalized child trafficking, say Roelie Post and Arun Dohle. Together they founded Against Child Trafficking. If it is up to them, inter-country adoption disappears in five years time. On the wall of their office in Brussels is a large world map with green,… Read more »

Mom questions China’s adoption system

Source:   By Richard Foot, Canwest News ServiceSeptember 26, 2009 A Nova Scotia mother who adopted a baby from China says she is haunted by questions about whether her little girl — and other Chinese adoptees in Canada — might have been kidnapped from her birth parents, or sold for cash.


Source: SUA şi UE forţează redeschiderea adopţiilor internaţionale de Mircea Opris, 23/07/2009 Jurnalul Naţional a intrat în posesia unui document oficial al Congresului SUA, prin care 8 senatori şi 13 membri ai Congresului American cereau Guvernului român, încă din luna mai, redeschiderea adopţiilor in­ternaţionale. În paralel, Comitetul pentru Protecţia Copilului a făcut aceleaşi “recomandări”… Read more »