Category: ACT in the news

‘Many adoptees face visa hurdle’, here’s the latest case of a German woman

Date: 2015-10-10 Source: “The authorities asked me to furnish papers to prove that I had renounced my Indian citizenship. Both my adoptive parents died over 10 years ago and I didn’t have the documents,” says the 38-year-old. Germany-based Swati Foerster had begun her journey of finding her biological mother a decade ago and she… Read more »

Given up at birth, she found mother after 42 yrs

Source: Oct 09 2015 : The Times of India (Delhi) Ambika Pandit Four days before she turned 42, Elizabet Purve, a Swedish national with roots in India, got the birthday gift of her life. Her two-decade-long search for her biological mother ended in a Maharashtra village on September 12. Elizabet was lucky . Many Indians… Read more »

Help pours in from foreign shores for special kids

Source: Priyanka Dasgupta,TNN | Sep 28, 2015, 01.25 AM IST KOLKATA: Raju Biswas drives a car and sells livestock in Thakurpukur. Four years ago, he came to know that his sister Julia Suja Gardefaldt, who was adopted by a Swedish couple some 20 years ago, had wanted to get in touch with the family. Back… Read more »

ACT in the News: Swedish Daughter, Indian Mother Reunite After 42 Years

14 September 2015 ACT building the bridge! Thanks to our yearlong investment in creating a network. In maintaining the network. What an incredible effort it was. And what amazing heartwarming results! Donations are more than welcome. Together let’s make a difference! DONATION

Daughter returns from Sweden to see mom after 42 years

Source: Soumittra S Bose | Sep 14, 2015, 03.01 AM IST Anupama denies being part of Fahadh’s film!Roma, Anupama and Anusree in Comedy StarsAnupama to romance Nithiin in A.. AaBolt and Gatlin headed to Brussels, but will not meetGatlin wins 100m but pulls out of double Brussels bid Nagpur: Indian-born-Swedish-national 41-year-old Nilakshi Elizabeth Jorendal,… Read more »

ACT in the NEWS: Foreign adoptions ‘make children commodities’

8 September 2015 PHOTO: “What is the definition of human trafficking? When there is an exchange of money for a human body, this is trafficking,” Anjali Pawar said. Excellent article by ABC Australia, reporting on ACT’s work. Mr Dohle and Ms Pawar, of the Europe-based NGO Against Child Trafficking (ACT), have long been involved with… Read more »

Baby Dev’s Story Illustrates Surrogacy’s Incredibly Dark Side

Date: 2015-08-18 Source: COMMENTARY: International surrogacy is often touted as a win-win, a free market where everyone benefits. When we take a closer look, however, the whole facade quickly falls apart. BY REBECCA TAYLOR 08/18/2015 Comments (9) Borja Sanchez-Trillo/Getty Images THE FACE OF SURROGACY. Thai surrogate mother Pattaramon Chanbua poses inside the Samitivej hospital… Read more »

About an Unwanted Boy

Source: by Jennifer Lahl, CBC President on JUNE 25, 2015 I’ve just watched an in depth report about a baby boy born via surrogacy in India on November 12, 2012, and left behind by his Australian parents. This tragic story highlights the dirty side of buying and selling and trafficking in children, the complicity of… Read more »