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The life of a whistleblower: Roelie Post

5 May 2018 Source: VPRO Adoption from abroad is increasingly being questioned. The research program Zembla recently paid attention to corruption in adoptions from Sri Lanka, and on television in April was the Dutch documentary drama ‘Exportbaby’, about corruption in adoptions from Uganda. Last year, the Council for Criminal Justice Application and Youth Protection advised to ban… Read more »

Cambodia’s Stolen Children: Fraud and Corruption in the Inter-Country Adoption System

Source: http://www.licadho-cambodia.org   Statement Cambodia’s Stolen Children: Fraud and Corruption in the Inter-Country Adoption System Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) Enlarge this picture March 30, 2018 – Thousands of Cambodian children were adopted overseas between the late 1980s and 2009. During that time it emerged that many of the adopted… Read more »

Adopted Indian girl returns home after abuse from Swedish parents

Source: https://www.indiatoday.in Sneha Agrawal New Delhi March 31, 2018 Matilda was adopted by a Swedish couple form Delhi orphanage when she was 7. She received abuse and negligence from her parents in Sweden. After staying in foster care, she is back in India to find her real parents. Matilda Gustafsson, who was adopted by a Swedish… Read more »

ADOPTED KIDS SUE DUTCH GOV’T OVER ABUSES IN THE ’80S

Source:  https://nltimes.nl By Janene Pieters on March 28, 2018 – 07:38 Adopted children from Sri Lanka and Indonesia filed a lawsuit against the Dutch government over errors in their adoption procedures in the 1980’s. They want the government to compensate the high costs they’re incurring in the search for their origin and biological parents, according to… Read more »

Child Trafficking Through International Adoption Continues Despite Regulations

Source: https://www.theepochtimes.com By Joshua Philipp, The Epoch Times March 15, 2018 10:09 am Last Updated: March 28, 2018 3:20 pm Two displaced Iraqi sisters from Mosul, play at an orphanage in Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq, on April 30, 2017. (SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images) ShareTweetShareEmail Global adoption is a big business,… Read more »

McMafia – The World We Live In

So I made a doc series on international trafficking network that circumnavigated the globe, a criminal network in which we are all culpable. @jginorton and the #McMafia team capture the hedonistic nature, the ubiquitous presence & malign effects of the black market beautifully. — Nelufar Hedayat (@nelufar) January 8, 2018 WATCH THE TRAFFICKERS Just watched… Read more »

Global Alliance for Children: closure of operations

Remember ACT’s Adoption Lobby Alert from 2015 “Adoption Lobby Alert: RIP CHIFF, Hello Global Alliance for Children!“? Well, here’s an update. This morning we received the below mail, informing us of the closure of operations. This comes as quite a surprise, since Kathleen Strottman , Executive Director , Global Alliance for Children was recently still going… Read more »

A LOOK AT SHERIN MATHEWS’ LIFE IN INDIA: ‘PATHETIC THAT WE FAILED HER NOT ONCE, BUT TWICE’

Source: http://www.wfaa.com WFAA is traveling to find out more about Sherin Mathews’ life in India. Author: Alisha Ebrahimji Published: 3:06 PM CDT November 2, 2017 It’s been one week since 3-year-old Sherin Mathews’ body was found in a culvert not far from her Richardson home. Sherin’s adoptive father, Wesley Mathews, admitted to removing the child’s body… Read more »

Death of toddler adopted from India prompts calls to end intercountry adoptions

Source:  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-children-adoption #ASIAOCTOBER 26, 2017 / 2:03 PM / UPDATED 7 HOURS AGO Rina Chandran 3 MIN READ MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The death in Texas of a three-year-old girl adopted from India a year ago has prompted renewed calls for an end to international adoptions, which campaigners say put vulnerable children at risk of… Read more »