Category: Parents Assistance Project

Betty is happy to have cancelled her adoption

Source: DENMARK APRIL 7. 2016 KL. 22:52 In a case reminiscent of Amy, was Ethiopian Betty adopted to Holland and the wreckage of his adoptive family. Today she ‘peace of mind’ after the adoption was revoked and she can again be with his Ethiopian family. REUNITED. Betty Demoze and her Ethiopian mother seen here just… Read more »

Fatima and Salya

Countries: India, Australia Adoption Agencies: Malaysian Social Service (India), Queensland State Authority Fatima (left) and Salya attend the High Court in India in 2010. Fatima and Salya are the parents of four children.  In 1998,  one of them, then two-year-old was sold to a corrupt adoption agency that  forged  records to make it appear she… Read more »

Evidence of trafficking of Indian children for illegal adoption emerges

Source: January 25, 2014 Rory Callinan Investigative journalist Legal adoption advocate: Deborra-Lee Furness. Photo: Janie Barrett  Fresh evidence of Indian children being trafficked for adoption in Australia has emerged as the Abbott government flagged a boost in inter-country adoptions. An organisation representing Indian parents of trafficked children says three new cases have been identified in… Read more »

Adoption ‘Orphanage’ Preet Mandir

Since last 10 years Preet Mandir has been under suspicion of sourcing children from poor families and selling children for intercountry adoptions. Advait Foundation from Mumbai & Sakhee from Pune filed a Criminal Writ Petitions against Preet Mandir in Mumbai High Court and High Court recently ordered CBI to reinvestigate, as a previous investigation had… Read more »

Adoption agency to close down, 25 kids to be shifted

Source: Nisha Nambiar : Pune, Tue Nov 19 2013 Gujarat snooping case: SC to hear suspended IAS officer Sharma’s plea in Dec Pune-based adoption agency Preet Mandir has decided to close its child care and adoption activities and has written to the Women and Child Welfare Department to transfer the children from its Kalyani Nagar… Read more »

Grandmother Kisabai Lokhande

Grandmother Kisabai Lokhande placed her two grandchildren in for temporary care, education and protection in the Observation Home Satara (boarding school). From there the girls were transferred to the children home Preet Mandir in Pune.  From there the two grandchildren were, without their grandmother’s consent or knowledge, given to adoptive parents in Spain the mediation of… Read more »

Father: Ramesh Kulkarni

Countries: India, Denmark Agencies: Preet Mandir, AC International Child Support (AC Børnehjælp) After the death of his wife, Ramesh Kulkarni placed his four children for temporary care and protection in Preet Mandir. When Kulkarni arrived to meet his children a few months after leaving them at Preet Mandir, he was able to meet only two. He… Read more »

Preet Mandir adoption racket: Court rejects J K Mittal’s discharge plea

Source: – Mubarak Ansari Tuesday, 23 July 2013 PUNE: A special CBI court recently rejected the discharge plea of J K Mittal, the then chairman of the Central Adoption Resource Agency (CARA), from his alleged involvement in ‘child adoption racket’ run by city-based Preet Mandir. The CBI investigated 70 in-country and five inter-country adoption cases… Read more »

German Claudia Gerstner in search of her biological mother in Mangalore

Source: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 2:08:54 PM (IST) Florine Roche Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore Mangalore, Jul 10: “Blood is thicker than water” is a well-known German proverb, which means that bonds of common ancestry are stronger than any other. This is what has brought many of the foreign nationals who were adopted from India,… Read more »