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CICIG requests explanation from US Senator Landrieu regarding illegal adoption comments in Guatemala

Source:  FRIDAY, 29 APRIL 2011 07:18 THE GUATEMALA TIMES CICIG REQUESTS PUBLIC EXPLANATION FROM SENATOR LANDRIEU (LOUISIANA STATE, U.S.A.) CONCERNING COMMENTS MADE ON REPORT OF ILLEGAL ADOPTIONS IN GUATEMALA. During her visit to Guatemala, the Senator met with various authorities responsible for child protection and manifested her disagreement with the CICIG´s report on criminal… Read more »

Integrity of Foreign Adoptions In Armenia Still In Question

Source: 26.04.2011 Emil Danielyan What is an informal payment made to an Armenian government official or civil servant performing their duties? Armenia’s Criminal Code defines it as a bribe that could be punishable by a lengthy prison sentence. Yet some private U.S. agencies arranging international adoptions of children call it a mere “gift of… Read more »

Adoption a commercial deal in India: Plea in SC

Source: Apr 22 2011, 02:10 hrs New Delhi: Child adoption process in the country came under the Supreme Court’s scrutiny on Thursday with the court demanding an explanation from the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the government’s Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) on the charge that adoption of babies has become nothing more… Read more »

Hague Adoption Convention: NOT A CENT!

William Duncan, Hague Adoption Convention (2010): ‘ Yes, it’s trafficking. A crime. You are not allowed to sell children.’

Police look into children with obscure IDs

Source:  April 14, 2011 The Ministry of Public Security is carrying out a six-month inquiry to learn who certain children with obscure identities are and will hold the leaders of the local police departments accountable if child abductions occur, the ministry said on Tuesday. As part of a six-month campaign that began that day,… Read more »

Baby girl may be stuck in Vietnam

Source:  Sat, Apr 09, 2011 By Desmond Ng HE WANTED a baby with his Vietnamese wife. But the 55-year-old Singaporean thought he was old and didn’t want any “medical issues”. So he turned to adopting a baby in Vietnam. All was going according to plan, until now. Mr YH Yap, has just found out that… Read more »

Legalising adoptions – food for thought (1)

1 April 2011 United Adoptees International (UAI), on their Blog, alert to the fact that the fastest growing Dutch adoption agency NAS is pushing for reopening Haitian adoptions by way of an Internet petition. The Dutch Secretary of State Fred Teeven had decided in December 2010 to temporarily suspend these adoptions. “Due to the limited capacity… Read more »

Trafficking of women and children is an organised crime: DGP

Source: PTI | 07:03 PM,Mar 26,2011 Bhubaneswar, Mar 26 (PTI) Identifying trafficking of women and children for the purpose of commercial and sexual exploitation as an organised crime, DGP Manmohan Praharaj today opened up an Integrated Anti-Human Trafficking Unit (IAHTU) at the crime branch headquarters in Cuttack.”Trafficking in persons, particularly women and children for… Read more »

CBI chargesheets six in Preet Mandir adoption racket case

Source: By: Kaumudi Gurjar Date: 2011-03-09 Place: Pune Investigation agency says it’s detected 75 illegal inter- and intra-country adoptions The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a chargesheet against six accused in the Preet Mandir illegal adoptions case, including three former trustees and a public servant.

Mandir: After phone threat, FB messages disturb complainant

Source: DECEMBER 19   OVER a month after advocate Anjali Pawar- Kate, director of voluntary organisation Sakhee and the main complainant in the alleged Preet Mandir adoption racket approached Sahakarnagar police over telephone threats believed to be from a member of a South African adoptive family, she’s now troubled by derogatory messages on Facebook,… Read more »