Category: Italy

International Adoptions: Government to explain to Parliament its serious choices

Date: 2017-05-22 Source: (informal translation from Italian)   (Boschi and Gentiloni)     On the appointment of the Vice President of the International Adoptions Commission (Cai) by the President Gentiloni we will present tomorrow to the Chamber and Senate interrogations to know the reasons for the replacement of the magistrate Silvia Della Monica. The former… Read more »

Adoptions, new interrogations throughout Italy Melissa Satta cancels the campaign with Aibi

Date: 2016-11-16 Source:             Melissa Satta has suspended its cooperation with Aibi-Friends of Children Launch of the interrogations of the Guardia di Finanza for the scandal on international adoptions . These days witnesses were heard in various offices, from Lombardy to Sicily. Detectives are investigating the institutional relationships of Marco… Read more »

Congo, all the lies of children thieves

Source: English Google translation • L’ESPRESSO INVESTIGATION Minors were not adoptable. Because they were not orphans. But the Italian association had already pocketed the money from families. They have collaborated in the staging of a kidnapping by nonexistent “armed gangs”, Here is the continuation of our investigation on the case of Congolese children BY FABRIZIO GATTI… Read more »

Is this adoption agency selling children?

Source: By Fusion | November 8, 2016 In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nelufar visits a school and center for abandoned children. Here she meets the woman in charge, who tells Nel how she convinces parents to relinquish rights to their kids. The Traffickers airs Sundays at 10 PM on Fusion.

Who’s really profiting from international adoptions?

Source: By Fusion | November 8, 2016 Often adoption starts out with good intentions, but the desire to adopt internationally can lead to the exploitation of some of the world’s most vulnerable children. In this episode of The Traffickers, Nelufar Hedayat learns that money meant to care for children who are being adopted doesn’t always… Read more »

Italy: A War on Intercountry Adoptions

The Italian intercountry adoption system, once the strongest in Europe, has been paralysed over the last years.  Numbers went down by 50 %. Not as squeaky clean as the agencies pretend, the Head of the Central Authority, Silvia Della Monica (a former judge), is trying to put things order. Source: (Full article in Italian,… Read more »

Every three days, a child returned. Adoptions fail in Italy.

Date: 2016-03-13 Source: Ogni tre giorni restituito un bimbo. Così falliscono le adozioni in Italia Bugie e genitori lasciati soli: cento famiglie l’anno si arrendono. La commissione del governo accusa i troppi enti, ma non vigila Attraverso il sistema nazionale lo scorso anno sono stati adottati mille bambini. Altrettanti sono stati dati in affido preadottivo…. Read more »

Congo clears the way for 72 adoptions after 2-year wait

Source: By the Associated Press | November 2, 2015 | 10:35 AM EST KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s government cleared the way Monday for dozens of children to join their adoptive families abroad after more than two years of waiting, though a further 1,000 others will have to remain in orphanages for now. Fourteen of… Read more »

Italy-Kyrgyzstan scandal, five persons on the list of suspects

7 October 2015 Source: The Italian deputy public prosecutor terminated the investigation concerning the Italian adoption agency L’Airone (Herron). Five people are accused of criminal association aimed at fraud. 21 families are involved, who are now demanding even institutional responses. Allegedly Italian families were matched with children in Kyrgyzstan. The children were not officially “adoptable”.  Cash… Read more »

Italy: international adoptions fell by 49% in a few years

Source: Google Translation Bureaucracy and prohibitive costs: international adoptions fell by 49% in a few years Published: 06/06/2015 ” From 2008 to 2014 Italy has experienced a real collapse in the face of international adoptions, which recorded a decrease of 49% : are dramatic numbers that dictate the need to implement and strengthen all… Read more »