Category: ACT in the news

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

Source: 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 »

POLICE APATHY IN GANG RAPE OF MINOR – In a first, cop faces trial under POCSO

Source: Feb 04 2015 : Mirror (Pune) Vijay Chavan Bombay HC refuses his criminal writ petition; API had refused to accept the 14-year-old’s complaint and instead asked the girl to return with her parents A policeman attached to the Loni Kalbhor PS on Tuesday failed to get any relief from the Bombay High Court… Read more »

Child trafficking opponents criticise Federal Government’s decision to lift series of overseas adoption bans

Source: By South East Asia correspondent Samantha Hawley, ABCJanuary 28, 2015, 12:30 pm Opponents of child trafficking have criticised the Federal Government’s decision to lift a series of bans on foreign adoptions, saying Australians should stay out of overseas arrangements. Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced new adoption arrangements with at least three countries and… Read more »

`I finally found my mother after looking for a decade’

Source: Oct 29 2014 : Mirror (Pune) Kaumudi Gurjar TWEET @ThePuneMirror Given up for adoption to a German couple, a psychiatrist finally managed to locate her biological mother after a tedious search spanning two continents and 10 years It’s been a 10-year-long search for Swati, a psychiatrist from Germany, to find her biological mother. After… Read more »

Given up for adoption at birth, a young woman reclaims her life

Source: Monisha in Goa earlier this year Monisha in Goa earlier this year Posted: October 26, 2014 By Monisha My name is Monisha. I’m 29 years old and I was brought up in the Netherlands. I was born in a government hospital in Sawantwadi, Maharashtra, in May 1985. My mother was raped when she was… Read more »

Amy first trip to Ethiopia only as an adult

Source: Politiken | 11/08/2014 | Page 6 ADOPTION The Danish authorities have determined that the adopted child Amy is not allowed to visit her family and her country of birth, as long as she is a minor. That means four more years of waiting for her. by Dorrit SAIETZ After almost five tumultuous years… Read more »

US adopts highest number of Indian children

Source: Christin Mathew Philip,TNN | Jun 21, 2014, 04.27 AM IST CHENNAI: Most children adopted from India end up in homes in the US, followed by Italy. Data from a reply to an RTI filed by TOI with Central Adoption Resource Agency (CARA) shows that 662 children were adopted by Americans between 2010 and 2013…. Read more »

Today, Amy’s mother in court

Informal translation,  Politiken, 18 February 2014 by Dorrit Saietz Adoptions – For the first time an attempt to have a Danish adoption annulled by a native parent. In the Ethiopian capital , Addis Ababa , today an extraordinary sitting took place . Genet Kedir Jara, who four and a half years ago, handed over two… Read more »

Fille adoptée de 13 ans met une bombe sous le système d’adoption

Sous-titre en anglais. Traduction informelle: A 13 ans Amy a été adopté par des parents danois il y a 4,5 ans. Maintenant sa mère biologique va  au tribunal pour annuler l’ adoption, car Amy n’a jamais été heureuse avec sa nouvelle famille danoise . Cela signifie beaucoup, cela me touche, ça me rend vraiment triste,… Read more »

A 13- year-old adopted girl puts a bomb under the adoption system

17 February 2014 English subtitles Transcript: 13 -year-old Amy was adopted by Danish parent 4,5 years ago. Now her biological mother is going to court to revoke the adoption, because Amy was never happy with her new Danish family. It means a lot, it affects me, it makes me really sad that it daily life… Read more »