Category: Adoption Lobby Alert

Adoption Lobby Alert: Italy’s troubling times

26 June 2015 In Italy, the Central Authority for Intercountry Adoptions has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding with the Italian Police, the Carabinieri. Da oggi i carabinieri controlleranno l’adozione internazionale: finirà, finalmente, la piaga dei pagamenti in contanti e in nero? From now on, the Police will have to ensure that the fundamental rights of… Read more »

9th EU Forum on the Rights of the Child

11 June 2015 For those who were not able to attend the 9th EU Forum on the Rights of the Child, or were not allowed to participate,  ACT hereby provides the links to the videos. FIRST DAY 3 June 2015 http://webcast.dbvideo.tv/9th-European-Forum-on-the-rights-of-the-child (live) ended NOT YET AVAILABLE SECOND DAY 4 June 2015  Plenary Session http://webcast.dbvideo.tv/9th-european-forum-rights-child-plenary-session-1-introduction Session… Read more »

Adoption Lobby Alert: The French to adopt children from American Foster Care

The United States ratified the Hague Adoption Convention in 2008. Against all expectations, American children remained available for intercountry adoptions. Most such adoptions concern newborns who are relinquished by their American mothers directly to foreigners. The Secretary of the Hague Conference, Ms. Jenny Degeling, informed the Dutch authorities that this would be a breach of… Read more »

Adoption Lobby Alert: Letter to President Obama (via contact form)

Arun Dohle  15 October 2014 Dear President Obama, on 8th April 2014 Lumos together with UK Member of the European Parliament brokered a round table in the European Parliament. The Title: A Global Approach to Ending the Institutionalisation of Children:”How the EU and the USA can join forces to help children in adversity around the… Read more »

Adoption Lobby Alert: LUMOS brokering for the US Children in Adversity

14 October 2014 Adoption and fostering is so important in helping children grow up in a family. A new UK pilot project is launched http://t.co/vAY578Qcs0 — Lumos (@lumos) July 29, 2013 LUMOS promoting Adoption Parties Mary Landrieu, long time partizan for expanding intercountry adoptions, is a fervent supporter of the Children in Adversity Plan. Not… Read more »

Adoption Lobby Alert: Danish Minister proud on broad political agreement?

2 October 2014 Danish Minister Manu Sareen: Vi har netop indgået en bred politisk aftale om fremtidens adoptionssystem. Børnenes behov er i centrum. Stolt! pic.twitter.com/9kne8JFkMK — Manu Sareen (@manusareen) October 2, 2014 Translation: We have just signed a broad political agreement on the future adoption system. Children’s needs are at the center. Proud! But what… Read more »

Adoption Lobby Alert: European Commission funding online Adoption Database (tracking system) in Romania.

21 September 2014 7 million euro EU taxpayer’s money to implement the Hague Adoption Convention. For national and intercountry adoptions. The IT system will register all children in care and declare them ‘adoptable’ automatically, after a certain time-frame elapsed.  First for national adoption and then for intercountry adoption. Catering the demand. Families certified to adopt… Read more »

Adoption Lobby Alert: Would you believe in such a setup?

5 September 2014 Studying the Children in Families First ACT, the US pro-adoption law that is intended to get more intercountry adoptions through international aid, we had some questions. And thus called the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Would you believe… Would  you believe that the US Center of Excellence on Children in Adversity is just one… Read more »

Adoption Lobby Alert: Uganda, history repeating itself

3  September 2014 Uganda is the perfect example that the intercountry adoption system does not work.  It is a travelling circus, that leaves the same devastation everywhere. Already in October 2012 the Dutch Central Authority investigated adoptions from Uganda and as a result adoptions from Uganda were stopped. ACT handed in a FOIA request and… Read more »