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European Parliament: Adoption Policy in the Digital Age

We received an invitation to this conference. Three times even! We declined. We informed MEP McClarkin that the people and organisations she invited as presenters,  are part of a fierce adoption lobby. Hopeland US was initially co-founded by the now defunct Joint Council on International Children’s Services, the trade organisation of the US adoption agencies. We have… Read more »

2Doc: Girl in Return

Source: VPRO Imagine that as a child, you cannot ground in your adoptive family. What are your rights? 2Doc: Girl in Return shows the personal consequences of the current international adoption system through the eyes of Amy, an adopted teenage girl. 2Doc: Girl in return Wednesday 13 March at 20.55 on NPO2 (And afterwards to… Read more »

U.S. Leaders in International Adoption Merge, Expand Resources

Source:  https://globenewswire.com Holt International and World Association for Children and Parents Consolidate Efforts, Strengthen Impact for Families and Children Worldwide Email Print Friendly Share February 07, 2019 13:00 ET | Source: Holt International Children Services Eugene, Oregon, Feb. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Holt International and World Association for Children and Parents (WACAP), two of the… Read more »

Struck down by the ‘adoption mafia’

Date: 2019-01-30 Source: https://www.telegraaf.nl/ By Wierd Duk AMSTERDAM – Whistleblowers must feel safe, politicians emphasize time and time again. However, in practice, isolation and fear often threaten. Roelie Post exposed the international ‘Adoptive Mafia’ and paid a high personal price. She is not in hiding, but where she stays exactly in the Netherlands, Roelie Post (59)… Read more »

Adoption or kidnapping?

Source: http://www.standaard.be Google Translation Date: 2019-01-29 FROM OUR EDITOR  PIETER HUYBERECHTS BRUSSELS The federal prosecutor confirms that it has asked ‘about fifteen’ parents whether an expert is allowed to take a DNA sample from their Congolese adoptive child. The registered letters have been sent. The court has strong indications that the children still have biological parents in their home country… Read more »

From Denmark to Coimbatore: It’s return of the native

Source: https://www.financialexpress.com By: PTI | Published: January 5, 2019 8:22 PM A 43-year-old man, who was adopted by a Danish-couple some 40 years ago, has come here in search of his roots and biological parents. Rajakumar, born to Ayyavu in 1975 and a resident of Thondamuthu near here, was handed over to the Blue Mountain… Read more »

Experts want tough laws on lucrative adoption business

Source: https://www.nation.co.ke SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23 2018 Adoption. Adoption. Foreign adoptions attract as much as Sh700,000 per child as legal fees for lawyers. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP In Summary A report of the Commission on the Law of Adoption in 1973 had also emphasised the need to embrace professionalism in adoption of children. The… Read more »