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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 »

Tiny reminders of rape: Rohingya mothers cradle the unwanted

FULL STORY: visit  https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/24 Story and photographs by Julie Zaugg, CNN August 25, 2018 In the camps, rumors of unwanted babies sold to traffickers abound. But no one can name a specific case. “Adoptions are forbidden in Bangladesh, since a child trafficking scandal in the 80s,” explains Arun Dohle, who heads the NGO Against Child Trafficking…. Read more »

Help deported adult adoptee Wazulu to get his indian passport back

  In 2010, Wazulu who has been adopted via HOLT International from India, then re-homed and eventually  got forced back to India. Since then he is homeless and literally living out on the road, trying to survive day to day. Nobody had ever taken care of his US citizenship. He had been living with a… Read more »

Demonstration for subsidy of searches for biological parents

United Adoptees International, Plan Angel,  Shapla, Myroots and ACT handed in their formal request for funding of searches at the Dutch Parliament. Source: https://www.hartvannederland.nl Translated from Dutch 5 July 2018 Dozens of adoptees from, among others, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Colombia and India today demonstrate in The Hague for financial support in the search for their… Read more »

Kenya: Changes to Law Seek to Beat Child Traffickers At Their Own Game

Source: http://allafrica.com 1 JULY 2018 By Gakuu Mathenge A raft of legal amendments in the National Assembly seeks to tighten laws and confront child trafficking involving wealthy and well-connected criminals. Nairobi features regularly on international reports as a source and transit point for child trafficking, feeding into the cross border crime networks by exploiting a lax… Read more »

Traffickers on the loose: How children are sold to highest bidder in name of adoption

Source: https://www.nation.co.ke SUNDAY JULY 1 2018 Children playing in school. Weak adoption laws could have also exposed hundreds of Kenyan children to abuse and exploitation both locally and internationally. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP In Summary In Kenya, illegal adoption agencies have used technocrats, political offices and even tried to use diplomatic offices to… Read more »