Category: ACT in the news

Happy New Year ROMANIA

Source: http://www.contributors.ro Rupert Wolfe Murray 31/12/16 This is the time of year for greetings, congratulations, optimism and hope. I’ve sent my Christmas cards, eaten my roast ham and welcomed in the New Year. But something is missing. I feel the need to say something important, new and unknown – not just that tired old phrase… Read more »

This is Where I Belong: A woman’s search for her birth mother

Source: http://www.hindustantimes.com By Danish Raza December 18th, 2016 It’s a sunny afternoon in mid-December in a village of 200 families in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region. The men are out in the fields. Herds of children follow us around the narrow lanes. Women peep through half-open doors. As we drive past semi-plastered houses, Anusja suddenly wants things… Read more »

BBC World News: Arun Dohle of Against Child Trafficking

Date: 2016-12-08 Source: https://www.youtube.com Interview in the context of the current baby trafficking scandal in Kolkata which involves the Sri Krishna nursing home which also used to supply babies to International Mission of Hope.    

‘Baby racket at least 3 decades old’

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com Priyanka Dasgupta | TNN | Dec 11, 2016, 08.02 AM IST KOLKATA: Arun Swanand Dohle was adopted as a month-old baby from Kusumbai Motichand Mahila Seva Gram (KMMSG) in Pune by Belgium-based Michael and Gertrud Dohle.Twenty years later, in 1993, Germany-based Dohle came to Pune to trace his roots. It was in 2010 that… Read more »

She found her father after 23 years – human trafficking revealed

Source: http://www.aftonbladet.se 23 November 2016 (Google Translation) Jyothi Bousle Svahn had a strong memory of how her mother left her. But in the adoption papers in Sweden, it was stated that she had no relatives. As an adult, she began searching for their roots – and revealed a dark side where Swedish authorities and organizations… Read more »

GOOD INTENTIONS, SAD EFFECTS

Source: http://fusion.net 9 November 2016 By Sarah McClure How international adoption creates a market for child trafficking International adoption is often presented in the U.S. as a morally justified way of helping poor children around the world. But there’s a criminal side of this business that makes victims of everyone, from families in America who pay… Read more »

The blurry line between international adoption and child trafficking

Source: http://fusion.net By Fusion | November 8, 2016 When people look to adopt abroad they can’t be sure they’re not playing into the hands of traffickers. On this episode of The Traffickers, host Nelufar Hedayat takes us inside the underworld of international adoption and explains what surprised her most along the way. The Traffickers airs… Read more »

Is this adoption agency selling children?

Source: http://fusion.net By Fusion | November 8, 2016 In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nelufar visits a school and center for abandoned children. Here she meets the woman in charge, who tells Nel how she convinces parents to relinquish rights to their kids. The Traffickers airs Sundays at 10 PM on Fusion.