Category: ACT in the news

Guest Blogger: Anusja “official”

2 August 2016 What is the definition of “OFFICIAL”? I can tell that in the setting of adoption it is a vague and a grey terminology. There clearly is room for interpretation, which should not be the case – as we are talking about human beings. So humanity must be there. However, in adoption this gets… Read more »

Germany-based adopted woman’s search for her mother ends in Pune

Source: http://indianexpress.com Shireen Alpa Potthast, a social worker in Germany, tracks down her biological mother in a village Written by Garima Rakesh Mishra | Pune | Updated: June 9, 2016 3:04 am Shireen Alpa Potthast at a restaurant in the city after meeting her mother. (Express Photo by Arul Horizon) Sipping a glass of fresh lime… Read more »

Politicians close their eyes for adoptions backing

Source: http://politiken.dk (Google translation) KRONIKEN 31 MAY. 2016 One country after another closed down adoption because of suspected corruption and child trafficking. Yet Danish politicians are more concerned with ensuring childless families may adopt than to scrutinize the cases where adoption has gone wrong. ADOPTION. Why the Danish politicians do not examine the dark side of… Read more »

IS ADOPTION A POINT OF NO RETURN?

Source: http://www.punemirror.in By Darshana Daga & Mubarak Ansari, Pune Mirror | May 27, 2016, 02.30 AM IST Union minister for women and child development Maneka Gandhi released the draft rules of the Juvenile Justice Act in New Delhi on Wednesday. City child rights activists, lawyers question WCD minister’s draft rule preventing adopted kids from going back… Read more »

Open Letter to the European Commission

From: Arun Dohle [mailto:arundohle@gmail.com] Sent: Montag, 16. Mai 2016 18:39 To: MEMBERS EUROPEAN COMMISSION Subject: Open Letter   Dear Members of the European Commission, I am writing to you all as a matter of last resort. Simon Mordue, as Member of Cabinet of VP Verheugen, and the former Secretary General of the European Commission, Catherine… Read more »

Centre lifts adoption veil

Source: http://www.telegraphindia.com Ananya Sengupta New Delhi, April 30: Arun Dohle took 17 years to find his biological mother. Dohle, 43, was two months old when his mother surrendered him to a Pune-based adoption agency. A couple from Germany later adopted him. Years later, when he returned to India to search for his biological mother, the agency… Read more »

Betty is happy to have cancelled her adoption

Source: http://politiken.dk DENMARK APRIL 7. 2016 KL. 22:52 In a case reminiscent of Amy, was Ethiopian Betty adopted to Holland and the wreckage of his adoptive family. Today she ‘peace of mind’ after the adoption was revoked and she can again be with his Ethiopian family. REUNITED. Betty Demoze and her Ethiopian mother seen here just… Read more »

Masho’s biological parents will sue Denmark: We have not talked to her for years

Source: http://www.bt.dk Google translation By: SANNE FAHNØE 7 April 2016 ‘Mercy Mercy – adoption price of a child’, depicted in 2012 Masho’s hard life in Denmark after being adopted from Ethiopia. Photo: Fridthjof Film Photo: Fridthjof Film The Ethiopian parents of the adopted girl Masho, who in 2008 was adopted from Ethiopia by Danish parents are… Read more »

Ethiopian court annuls Amy and Masho’s adoption

Source: http://nyheder.tv2.dk 07. April 2016 Masho (left) and Amy Steen (right) were both adopted for couples in Denmark from Ethiopia, but ended respectively orphanages and in foster care. Now an Ethiopian court overturned their adoption. Photo: TV 2 by Rikke Struck Westersø A court in Ethiopia has overturned the adoption of two children who were adopted… Read more »