Category: Belgium

Suspect Congolese child adoptions: Belgian parents bring civil claims

Source: Tuesday, 16 May 2017 15:35 Several adoptive parents who adopted from the Congolese orphanage, Tumaini, have decided to take civil action within the ambit of the criminal case. As The Brussels Times has recently reported, this revolves around kidnapping children and human trafficking. These parents wish to collaborate with investigators and the Belgian authorities…. Read more »

Belgium: International adoption banned Families stranded in Ethiopia

Source: By Tesfaye Getnet – May 17, 2017 The Ministry of Women and Children Affairs has prohibited international adoptions after Parliament’s recent endorsement of the National Child Policy, which took five years to make. After the ban, many children whose adoption were under process have been returned to their orphanages and the ministry has notified… Read more »

“Belgium has long been aware of suspicious adoptions from Congo”

Source: (Google Translation) Edited by: FT 5/16/17 – 18u06 Source: Belga Our reporter and photographer Kurt Wertelaers Benoit Freine went to Congo in late April and spoke among others with Suriya and Usman, the biological parents of Zakiatyu in our country in an adoptive family lives. © Benoit Freine. In Belgium it was perhaps… Read more »

Suspicious adoption of Congolese children: prosecution investigates all adoptions from the Tumaini orphanage

Source: LaNouvelleGazette 10 May 2017The federal prosecutor’s office will launch an investigation into all adoptions from the Congolese orphanage Tumanini, Het Laatste Nieuws said Wednesday, relaying information from the spokesman of the federal prosecutor’s office. Three adoptions are suspected of being illegal and eight others, also from the Kinshasa orphanage, are going under the microscope of… Read more »

Belgium/Congo “No indication of irregularities in adoptions in Flanders”

Source: (Google Translation) 5/05/17 – 13:20 Source: Belga© Benoit De Freine. The Flemish Center for Adoption (VCA), which prospective adoptive parents guides before and during the adoption procedure, has no evidence of irregularities in the only three adoptions in Flanders from the DR Congo in 2015. Even those children came from Tumaini orphanage in Kinshasa…. Read more »

Belgium/Congo ADOPTION FRAUD: Parliamentary Question

Source: By: editors 5/05/17 – 13u48 Source: Belga© Belga. (Google Translation) Why still working with the Congolese Tumaini orphanage and the Belgian-Congolese Julienne Mpemba while Congolese human rights organizations and Interpol already in 2013 possessed information that brought both in connection with the abduction of young children in 2015? That Flemish parliament Lorin Parys… Read more »

Adoption Fraud: Congo abducted children end up as “orphans” in Belgium

Source: HLN (Google translation) At least three Congolese ‘orphans’ who were adopted in our country, have biological parents in their home country. They were kidnapped and placed in an orphanage where they were given false names. The Belgian adoptive parents are oblivious and never knew that their children – Samira, Zakiatu and Jaelle – were… Read more »

This is Where I Belong: A woman’s search for her birth mother

Source: By Danish Raza December 18th, 2016 It’s a sunny afternoon in mid-December in a village of 200 families in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region. The men are out in the fields. Herds of children follow us around the narrow lanes. Women peep through half-open doors. As we drive past semi-plastered houses, Anusja suddenly wants things… Read more »

Four raids in investigation into trade in Congolese orphans

Source: THU 01/12/2016 11:40 date of the article Thu 12/01/2016 Floor Bruggeman – Update – Thu 01/12/2016 16:02 In an investigation into the trade in Congolese orphans the Federal Police this morning carried out four raids, three in Brussels and one in Liege. Earlier in the investigation, a woman was taken into custody. She… Read more »