Category: ACT in the news

Arun Dohle: Inside Story of an Adoption Scandal

In historical terms, intercountry adoptions from India have had a short run. Within thirty years of its inception, murky scandals of child kidnapping, falsifying paperwork, outright trading, and other tragic stories have ridden these intercountry adoptions. Worldwide, adoption experts widely believed that ratifying the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-Operation in Respect of… Read more »

The Baby Market: The Future of High-Tech and Low-Tech Markets in Children

Source: cumberland.samford.edu The Baby Market: The Future of High-Tech and Low-Tech Markets in Children February 14, 2008 Thurgood Marshall Keynote Speaker Sponsor & Symposium Co-Sponsor: Black Law Students Association Additional Co-Sponsors: Christian Legal Society; Law, Science, and Technology Society; Women in Law

Broken, broken by the “Adoption Mafia’

De Telegraaf, 2 June 2007 The scandal around fifty illegally adopted Indian children is only the tip of the iceberg. Only in recent months similar practices came to light in Sri Lanka and Nepal, where hundreds of children are being channeled for big money to Western (probably Dutch) adoptive parents, pedophile rings and possibly even… Read more »

A tussle in Andhra Pradesh

Date: 2005-05-21 Source: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com A tussle in Andhra Pradesh RAVI SHARMA in Hyderabad In Andhra Pradesh, the first State to ban voluntary agencies from placing children in adoption, the government is under tremendous pressure to reverse the situation. P.V. SIVAKUMAR A protester belonging to the Progressive Organisation for Women grappling with women police personnel outside… Read more »