Category: New Zealand

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 »

People looking overseas for babies

Source: http://www.nzherald.co.nz By Rachel Grunwell 5:30 AM Sunday May 29, 2011 It’s not just stars like Madonna, Angelina Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt who adopt overseas children. Large numbers of Kiwi parents want to do the same as the number of domestic adoptions plummets. No single agency keeps comprehensive records of foreign children given… Read more »

Couples get new hope for adoption

Source: http://www.rotoruadailypost.co.nz by Sacha Molloy, AUT journalism student | 13th August 2010 Rotorua couples desperate to adopt may face an easier road ahead as Russia opens its doors. Russian officials have begun negotiating an agreement with Child Youth and Family and Intercountry Adoption New Zealand to allow New Zealanders to adopt from Russia.

LIFE’S ESSENCE, BOUGHT AND SOLD

Source: http://www.theglobeandmail.com Margaret Somerville Two stories concerning the donation of gametes – sperm and ova – appeared recently in the media. One related that a “virtual” sperm and egg bank is being established that will only accept offers to donate from “beautiful” people. Internet polling will determine who is beautiful enough to do so. The… Read more »

Adopting from Romania

Extract from ‘How many planes to get me?’ by Jonquil Graham Original text can be found here. By the time the plane taxied into Bucharest I had a raging headache. The journey had taken two days with long stopovers in Singapore, Bombay and Zurich, and now I felt nauseated and my legs were swollen.