Category: ACT in the news

Daughter returns from Sweden to see mom after 42 years

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com 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: https://www.ncregister.com 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: http://www.cbc-network.org 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 »

Foreign Correspondent – The Baby Boy Left Behind

Date: 2015-06-22 Foreign Correspondent WATCH FULL 30 MINUTES DOCUMENTARY ONLINE HERE ABC Australia – with Arun Dohle and Anjali Pawar of Against Child Trafficking (ACT) The story of the baby boy left behind in India by his Australian parents was first revealed by #ForeignCorrespondent and ABC earlier this year. The boy’s identity and fate have… Read more »

Voices From AdoptionLand

AMAZON Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com Posted: 06/15/2015 “I feel like a stolen heart from a corpse, trapped in a foreign body.” Sunny Jo “This is not something that gets better over time. Because as you get older, as you live, you learn more and more about what’s been taken away from you. And you learn more and… Read more »

Your child is missing. Would you want their adoption to be easier?

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-26 Original wesite contains LINKS OPINION By Patricia Fronek Posted 26 May 2015, 3:40am A child lies sleeping PHOTO: We should be wary of timeframes on inter-country adoption. (Parth Sanyal : REUTERS) Support for inter-country adoption appears to have taken on a religious fervour. But in a world where families are targeted by recruiters and… Read more »

Time to crack whip on adoption racket: SC

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com Amit Anand Choudhary,TNN | May 7, 2015, 04.31 AM IST NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed deep concern over foreign nationals taking away orphans for exploitation as part of an adoption racket, saying it’s high time to put an end to child trafficking and that the guilty should be brought to book…. Read more »

Australia: Inter-country adoption levels fall to lowest on record

Source: http://www.radioaustralia.net.au Inter-country adoption levels fall to lowest on record; advocates call on Government to open new country agreements Updated 21 April 2015 By Matthew Davis With international adoption levels at an all-time low, actor Deborra-Lee Furness renews calls for a relaxation of the rules governing Australian couples adopting children from overseas. Deborra-Lee Furness says adoption… Read more »