Believing she was ‘stolen’ and trafficked as an ‘orphan’, Jyothi Svahn goes on a multi-country hunt for her birth family – and uncovers an international adoption industry built on lies, greed and heartbreak.
With the help of ACT, a Swedish adoptee follows the criminal trail to India to unmask the deception behind her adoption story. ACT’s founder Roelie Post explains the pattern on Channel AsiaNews.
A 30 minute story of an Australian family who find out that their adopted children had been traded by child traffickers in India. A 27 minute investigation into the mechanics of intercountry adoptions.
Based on five years of research work by ACT, this 50 minute TV documentary is about child trafficking from India to Denmark. Made in the style of an investigation, the documentary follows the story of an Indian father whose children were sold to a family in Denmark without his knowledge. The programme uncovers systematic corruption in the intercountry adoption system.
Inter-country adoption is wrong:
Children have rights.
Intercountry adoption has become a demand-driven market.
It is much better to help children and their families where they are.
Intercountry adoption undermines the setting up of social support systems.