Category: France

Babies just another commodity

Source: http://m.nzherald.co.nz 18 June, 2011 In rural Nepal, where the going rate for a healthy orphan is US$6000 ($7449), about 600 children are missing. They were taken by agents who came to the villages promising parents they would educate the children and give them a better life in the capital, sometimes for a steep fee…. Read more »

Profit, not care: The ugly side of overseas adoptions

Date: 2011-06-05 Source: http://www.independent.co.uk Lax regulation and an endless demand by childless couples in the West has created an often exploitative market in babies born in the developing world By Laurie Penny Sunday, 5 June 2011 In rural Nepal, where the going rate for a healthy orphan is $5,000 (£3,000), some 600 children are missing…. Read more »

Une demande d’adoption en France ne peut s’appuyer sur un acte notarié non légalisé dans le pays d’origine

Date: 2011-04-06 Source: http://www.net-iris.fr/veille-juridique Par un avis rendu le 4 avril 2011 (n°11-00005P), en conformité avec les conclusions de l’avocat Général, Odile Falletti, la Cour de cassation a estimé qu’était sans effet devant les juridictions françaises, un consentement par acte authentique non légalisé, donné à l’étranger par les parents biologiques en vue de l’adoption plénière… Read more »

Teodor Baconschi: Government’s position is firm, Romania will not resume international adoptions

3 April 2011 Source: Romania for Export Only Commenting on Wikileaks, the Romanian Foreign Affairs Minister reconfirmed Romania’s commitment to no not resume the export of children. From Hotnews.ro    Baconschi Photo: Agerpres The Romanian Government’s position not to allow the resumption of international adoptions remains firm, although there is ”lobbying” from several European countries and the U.S., said Foreign Minister Baconschi on Sunday to Pro TV, according to Mediafax.

Imbroglio juridique pour les enfants haïtiens adoptés

Source: http://www.lagazettedescommunes.com  Publié le 31/03/2011 Les enfants récemment arrivés d’Haïti se retrouvent dans un flou juridique. Une association de parents accuse les autorités françaises et vient de saisir le Conseil d’Etat. On pensait close la polémique autour des enfants haïtiens adoptés par des familles françaises. Il n’en est rien et l’imbroglio politique et diplomatique qui… Read more »

Ukraine/adoption: 2 Français arrêtés

Source: http://www.lefigaro.fr Ukraine/adoption: 2 Français arrêtés AFP 21/03/2011 | Mise à jour : 21:20 Réactions (24) Deux Français ont été arrêtés aujourd’hui à la frontière ukraino-hongroise pour avoir tenté de sortir illégalement d’Ukraine deux bébés auxquels ils avaient donné des somnifères, selon les gardes-frontière ukrainiens.

The French adoption ambassador inspired by Americans

Source: http://www.france-amerique.com  Informal translation: Anaïs Digonnet, March 17, 2011  Traveling to Washington and Atlanta in late February, Jean-Paul Monchau, France’s ambassador in charge of international adoptions has met his U.S. counterpart and a specialized service provider. Objective: To follow the example of professionalism in American adoptions.  I first went to Washington where I met my counterpart,… Read more »

Ethiopia to Cut Foreign Adoptions by Up to 90 Percent

Source: http://www.ethiopian-news.com  March 5th, 2011 Peter Heinlein, VOA Ethiopia is cutting back by as much as 90 percent the number of inter-country adoptions it will allow, as part of an effort to clean up a system rife with fraud and corruption. Adoption agencies and children’s advocates are concerned the cutbacks will leave many Ethiopian orphans… Read more »

Haitian orphans beat red tape

Source: http://www.nzherald.co.nz  By John Lichfield 5:30 AM Friday Dec 24, 2010 Share Email Expand Delphine Riviere holds Erika on her arrival in France for adoption. Photo / AP.More than 100 Haitian orphans arrived in France yesterday to spend Christmas with their new families, ending nearly a year of intense diplomacy. The children, from 18 months… Read more »