Category: United Kingdom

UPDATE: Portuguese immigrants caught up in UK adoption scandal

Source:  http://portugalresident.com Posted by portugalpress on March 21, 2014 Portuguese immigrants were in Brussels this week fighting for children they claim were seized by UK authorities running a high-level adoption scandal. And as the shocking news accelerated through international media, police were reported to have arrested the Portuguese parents of five children – accusing them… Read more »

Councils making millions in incentives after snatching record numbers of babies for adoption

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk 20 March 2014 Councils are being offered bonuses of millions of pounds if they meet controversial State adoption targets. Confidential figures obtained by the Daily Mail show that £36million in ‘reward grants’ has been promised to English councils in an attempt by Labour to increase adoptions of children by 50 per cent. The money-earning… Read more »

UK courts must not decide the fate of foreign children, says top judge

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk High Court family judge Sir James Munby spoke out in case of Slovak boy He said attempts by social workers to gag media were ‘impermissible’ It comes after Italian mother was given forced caesarean in secret case By STEVE DOUGHTY, SOCIAL AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT 15 January 2014 Judges and social workers were yesterday warned that… Read more »

Drive to speed up adoptions means children ‘may be removed from parents too quickly’

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk Britain’s most senior family judge has issued a pointed warning that Michael Gove’s drive to speed up adoptions should not be allowed to break up families unnecessarily. By John Bingham, Social Affairs Editor11:58AM BST 17 Sep 2013 Sir James Munby, the President of the High Court Family Division, said judges are becoming increasingly alarmed… Read more »

Adoption drive could ‘distract’ from helping needy children, care inquiry finds

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk MICHAEL GOVE’s drive to increase adoption levels risks becoming a “distraction” from efforts to help the majority of children needing homes, an eight-month inquiry into the care system has concluded. Adoption drive could ‘distract’ from helping needy children, care inquiry finds Photo: ALAMY By John Bingham, Social Affairs Editor10:15AM BST 01 May 2013 The… Read more »

Slovakia: Adoptions to Italy halted

Source: http://spectator.sme.sk Missing Documentation Led To Suspension Of Adoptions 25 Mar 2013 Roman Cuprik Politics & Society ADOPTIONS of Slovak children to Italy were put on hold on February 19, due to what Slovakia identified as missing post-adoption reports on the fate of 72 Slovak children adopted by Italian families. The moratorium will remain in effect… Read more »

SOCIAL WORKERS ‘SEX UP ABUSE CLAIMS TO SNATCH CHILDREN FOR ADOPTION’

Source: http://www.express.co.uk UK NEWS The whistleblower said auth­orities’ worries of another Baby P had created a climate of fear Sunday December 11,2011 By Ted Jeory SOCIAL workers are regularly “sexing up” dossiers on problem parents to remove children into care and even to farm them out for adoption, a whistleblower reveals today.

Die verschwundenen Kinder von El Salvador

Source:  http://derstandard.at  29. August 2011 23:29 Viele Bürgerkriegsopfer wurden von Militärs für Adoptionen im Ausland entführt San Salvador – Das verknitterte und vergilbte Schwarz-Weiß-Foto hütet Raúl wie einen Schatz. Es ist das Einzige, was er von seiner Mutter noch hat. Als Raúl vier Jahre alt war, brachte seine Mutter ihn und den um ein Jahr jüngeren… Read more »

10,000 CHILDREN RIPPED FROM THEIR FAMILIES

Source: http://www.express.co.uk Sunday July 17,2011 By Ted Jeory AT LEAST 10,000 young children have been dragged from their families and needlessly adopted due to a flawed target at the heart of Government, it was claimed last night. Vulnerable children were handed over in their thousands under a New Labour crusade driven by artificial adoption targets. A… Read more »

‘Win a baby’! Fertility charity launches new IVF lottery

Source: http://www.christian.org.uk Britain’s first IVF lottery is set to launch later this month giving players the chance to win a baby, but critics have branded the contest as ‘exploitative’. The controversial lottery, which has now been granted a licence by the Gambling Commission, will see players spending £20 on each ticket.