Category: Australia

Adoptions in Australia fall to record low levels in 2016

Source: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au DECEMBER 20 2016 Felicity Caldwell Only 278 adoptions were finalised in the past year – the lowest number on record – according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. It was a fall of 5 per cent from the 292 adoptions in 2014-15 and of 74 per cent from the 1052 adoptions 25… Read more »

Outrage over child models used to ‘sell’ adoptee children from broken homes

Source: http://www.smh.com.au March 28, 2016 Rory Callinan Investigative journalist Children offered for adoption are being represented as photogenic child models with attractive personalities in a controversial internet advertising campaign run by a NSW government-funded charity. The marketing campaign by Barnardos has infuriated an adult adoptees support group which claims it is akin to an online sale… Read more »

Baby Dev’s Story Illustrates Surrogacy’s Incredibly Dark Side

Date: 2015-08-18 Source: https://www.ncregister.com COMMENTARY: International surrogacy is often touted as a win-win, a free market where everyone benefits. When we take a closer look, however, the whole facade quickly falls apart. BY REBECCA TAYLOR 08/18/2015 Comments (9) Borja Sanchez-Trillo/Getty Images THE FACE OF SURROGACY. Thai surrogate mother Pattaramon Chanbua poses inside the Samitivej hospital… Read more »

Foreign Correspondent – The Baby Boy Left Behind

Date: 2015-06-22 Foreign Correspondent WATCH FULL 30 MINUTES DOCUMENTARY ONLINE HERE ABC Australia – with Arun Dohle and Anjali Pawar of Against Child Trafficking (ACT) The story of the baby boy left behind in India by his Australian parents was first revealed by #ForeignCorrespondent and ABC earlier this year. The boy’s identity and fate have… Read more »

Your child is missing. Would you want their adoption to be easier?

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-26 Original wesite contains LINKS OPINION By Patricia Fronek Posted 26 May 2015, 3:40am A child lies sleeping PHOTO: We should be wary of timeframes on inter-country adoption. (Parth Sanyal : REUTERS) Support for inter-country adoption appears to have taken on a religious fervour. But in a world where families are targeted by recruiters and… Read more »

Surrogacy laws may be a bridge too far for Australia

Source: http://www.smh.com.au April 20, 2015 Bernadette Tobin Attorney-General George Brandis is considering a recommendation from the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs that there be an inquiry into the regulatory and legislative aspects of surrogacy. Infertility is the cause of a lot of pain for many Australian couples. You would have… Read more »

Australia: Inter-country adoption levels fall to lowest on record

Source: http://www.radioaustralia.net.au Inter-country adoption levels fall to lowest on record; advocates call on Government to open new country agreements Updated 21 April 2015 By Matthew Davis With international adoption levels at an all-time low, actor Deborra-Lee Furness renews calls for a relaxation of the rules governing Australian couples adopting children from overseas. Deborra-Lee Furness says adoption… Read more »

Child trafficking opponents criticise Federal Government’s decision to lift series of overseas adoption bans

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-28/calls-for-end-to-overseas-adoption/6051990 By South East Asia correspondent Samantha Hawley, ABCJanuary 28, 2015, 12:30 pm Opponents of child trafficking have criticised the Federal Government’s decision to lift a series of bans on foreign adoptions, saying Australians should stay out of overseas arrangements. Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced new adoption arrangements with at least three countries and… Read more »