Category: France

‘Child wanted, cash paid’ The shady world of adoption

Source: Atlantic Times By Thomas Schuler, March 2010 Former EU official Roelie Post campaigns worldwide against foreign adoption. She says the line between foreign adoption and child trafficking is too often blurred. She also sees potential danger in plans to introduce a trans national “European Adoption” authority. When Roelie Post, along with a translator and… Read more »

Ein Baby für 5000 Dollar

Source:  Von Sascha Lehnartz 8. Februar 2010, 04:00 Uhr Das Erdbeben hat Haitis Waisenhäuser verwüstet – Adoptionen stocken, und die Kinder leiden unter dem Chaos Port-au-Prince – “Foyer d’Espoir” heißt Hort der Hoffnung. Es ist der Name eines Waisenheimes, das knapp 20 Kilometer außerhalb von Port-au-Prince liegt, in Thomassin, einer bergigen Gegend, für die… Read more »

New horror as traffickers grab children from hospital

Source: By Nick Allen Saturday January 23 2010 CHILDREN’S charities have voiced concern for the safety of thousands of orphans after Western nations began speeding up adoption procedures for the young survivors of Haiti’s earthquake. Countries, including France and Spain, have streamlined the process in the hope of getting young people to safety as… Read more »

Haiti earthquake: charities warn against rush to speed adoptions

Source: Children’s charities have voiced fears for the safety of thousands of orphans after Western nations began speeding up adoption procedures in the wake of the Haiti earthquake. By Bruno Waterfield and Nick Allen in Port au Prince Published: 6:02PM GMT 22 Jan 2010 A young orphan cries at the Lycee Francais in Port-au-Prince… Read more »

Adopted orphans arrive in France as UNICEF raises trafficking fears

Date: 2010-01-22 Source: The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced Friday that several children have gone missing from hospitals in Haiti in the aftermath of the killer earthquake, raising fears of trafficking for adoption abroad. “We have documented let’s say around 15 cases of children disappearing from hospitals, and not with their own family at… Read more »

Kouchner ne veut pas être “accusé d’enlèvement

Date: 2010-01-19 Source: Le Point Le chef de la diplomatie Bernard Kouchner a mis en garde mardi contre des adoptions précipitées d’enfants haïtiens, jugeant que les autorités françaises ne doivent pas être “accusées d’enlèvement”, même sous un “bon prétexte”. “Sous le bon prétexte de sauver des enfants (…) il ne faut pas qu’on soit accusé… Read more »

Romania should withstand pressure to lift ban on international adoptions

Source: RUPERT WOLFE MURRAY 13.11.2009 @ 15:34 CET EUOBSERVER / COMMENT – Ever since Romania prohibited international adoptions in 2001 it has been pressurised by the leaders of France, Italy, Israel, Spain and the US to lift the ban. Behind these politicians are private adoption agencies, adoptive parents and others interested in getting children… Read more »

Police in Vietnam have arrested two people suspected of trafficking 20 babies

Source: Police in Vietnam have arrested two people suspected of trafficking 20 babies in the communist country since 2007, a report said Monday.  By Agence France-Presse November 9, 2009 / The two suspects, a man and a woman detained Saturday in the southern province of Dong Nai, had confessed to buying the babies… Read more »

Guatemalan army stole children for adoption, report says

Source: CNN September 12, 2009 Children stolen for adoption in the U.S., Sweden, Italy and France, report says Some parents were killed, others were unharmed when soldiers came calling Investigators examined period between 1977 and 1989, ‘peak’ adoption period Reports says many more could have been taken, investigation underway