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Profit-driven adoptions turn children into a commodity

Date:  2012-05-29 Source: http://m.theglobeandmail.com GEOFFREY YORK JOHANNESBURG From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail Last updated Tuesday, May. 29, 2012 9:24PM EDT A dramatic rise in foreign adoptions from Africa is ringing alarm bells among child advocates who worry that the soaring numbers are fuelled by financial incentives and a lack of basic safeguards. The number of… Read more »

Aboriginal stolen children 'were used in leprosy tests'

This article was published on 17.04.2008 in The Independent. The Australian government has launched an investigation into claims that aboriginal children seized from their parents during the 1920s and 1930s were secretly used as guinea pigs for leprosy treatments.

Overseas adoption move welcomed

This article was published on 30.03.2008 in The Age. DEBORRA-LEE Furness was overjoyed yesterday to learn that an advisory body will be formed to make overseas adoptions easier.

Celebrity campaign to reform adoption laws

This is the transcript of a radio show that was broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on 13.03.2008. KERRY O’BRIEN: The apparent ease with which celebrities adopt children from the developing world has left many prospective parents in Australia wondering why it’s such a difficult process here.

Adoption rate in free fall

This article was published on 21.02.2008, in The Age. Thirty-five years ago there were almost 10,000 adoptions in Australia. Last year there were just 568.

Sorry Day and the Stolen Generations

This article, as well as other reports and documents can be found on Australia’s Culture Portal. The first National Sorry Day was held on 26 May 1998 – one year after the tabling of the report Bringing them Home, May 1997. The report was the result of an inquiry by the Human Rights and Equal… Read more »

Police ground children in Dili

This article was published on 10.11.2007 in The Sidney Morning Herald. AUTHORITIES have stopped a woman from leaving East Timor with 23 children from an orphanage run by an Australian after a UN agency raised concerns.

Babies in limbo

This article was published on 07.10.2006 in Adelaide Now. ABOUT 20 South Australian families who have been waiting up to three years to adopt Indian babies remain in limbo after an adoption agency was accused of baby trafficking.

Adoption heartache for hundreds

This article was published on 17.09.2006, in The Sidney Morning Herald. SOUTH Korea has suspended all new overseas adoptions, plunging hundreds of Australian families into uncertainty.