Category: United Kingdom

Adoptions need to quadruple, says outgoing Barnardo’s chief

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk     Martin Narey blames prejudice for decline and criticises ‘inordinate’ length of court processes 21 January 2010           Outgoing Barnardo’s chief Martin Narey says too many local authorities are ‘antipathetic’ towards adoption. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian Britain is facing a dangerous collapse in adoption rates because of the prejudiced attitudes of some local authorities and… Read more »

Spanish adoption delight for English couple

Source: http://www.theolivepress.es  January 1, 2011 A BRITISH couple had the perfect Christmas present when the Spanish authorities overruled a forced adoption order in the UK. Valencia social services decided to give the couple’s 10-month-old baby Daniel back, despite Suffolk council insisting they were psychologically ‘unfit’.

NGO in court for ‘child trafficking’

Source: http://tribune.com.pk   About 50 children were given up for adoption without official sanction. GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan Supreme Appellate Court on Wednesday took strong exception to a Gilgit-based NGO Sina Health and Welfare society accused of sending nearly 50 children abroad for adoption over the years without fulfilling legal formalities. The children were sent without birth… Read more »

GRAN OF MADONNA’S ADOPTED DAUGHTER THREATENS SUICIDE

Source: Daily Star The gran of Madonna’s adopted daughter has threatened suicide unless the child is returned to Africa 2nd November 2010 By Nigel Pauley THE gran of Madonna’s adopted daughter has threatened to kill herself unless the child is returned to Africa. Mercy, now four, joined the 52-year-old superstar’s family after a lengthy legal… Read more »

500 parents in legal action to win back ‘stolen’ children taken into care

Source: http://www.mirror.co.uk By Martyn Halle 10/10/2010 Hundreds of heartbroken parents who claim social services “stole” their children have launched a legal bid to win them back. The 500 mums and dads say it is impossible to get justice in the UK and have turned to an international court.

Baby trade racket in the UK busted

 Source:  http://www.emirates247.com An evil pair try to sell baby for Dh203,442f Published Sunday, September 26, 2010 The fixer also promised a fake birth certificate for the child. (SUPPLIED) A baby trade racket in the UK was busted by an undercover investigation carried out by the News of the World.

Father’s appeal against daughter’s adoption fails

Source: http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk By MATTHEW REVILLE Published on Mon Sep 13 09:01:54 BST 2010 A MAN has failed in his appeal against Peterborough City Council’s decision to put his daughter up for adoption. The Civil Appeal Court in London ruled that the council’s adoption order was valid despite objections by the child’s father. The man, who… Read more »

Irish couples may adopt from three new countries

Source:http://www.irishtimes.com The Irish Times – Monday, September 13, 2010 CAROL COULTER, Legal Affairs Editor IRISH COUPLES will be able to adopt children from Bulgaria, South Africa and Thailand through administrative agreements being discussed by the Adoption Board under the new Adoption Act, The Irish Times has learned. These are the first agreements being sought under… Read more »

Britain’s secret child slaves

Source: http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk Despite being banned in Britain almost 200 years ago, slavery still exists today. And the faceless army of child slaves could be hard at work in the house next door… By Laura Millar & Ceri Atkinson, 05/09/2010 When she was 12 years old, all Fayola wanted was to go to school, make some… Read more »

‘I was stolen from my mother’

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk The heartbreaking story that raises disturbing questions about forced adoption By Julia Lawrence Last updated at 11:24 PM on 1st September 2010 On a sunny station ­platform in a pretty Cornish town this summer, holidaymakers may have witnessed a touching, but at first glance unremarkable, scene. A mother and teenage son were ­nervously… Read more »