Category: United Kingdom

Social services bosses in Leicestershire defend forced adoption cases

Source:  http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk July 21, 2010 Social services have forcibly adopted more than 200 children in Leicestershire in the past five years. The figures, requested under the Freedom of Information Act by the Leicester Mercury, show the number of times that Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council have applied to the courts to have children… Read more »

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 »

Virtual land of the baby broker business

This article was published on 16.12.2004 in the Sidney Morning Herald. Tough new restrictions could soon slow America’s insatiable demand for overseas children.

Big money to be made in the adoption trade

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk If ever there was a scandal which called for the full glare of publicity it is the highly secretive system which allows thousands of children to be sent for forced adoption, writes Christopher Booker. 

Mother whose children were taken for adoption joins class action

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk  More than 100 British families who say they have been treated unfairly by social services departments and the family courts are preparing to launch an unprecedented case at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, arguing that their human rights have been breached. By Rebecca Lefort Published: 8:33PM BST 19 Jun 2010

Sir Elton John won’t be cowed by ‘strict’ adoption laws

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk By Richard Eden Published: 10:58PM BST 22 May 2010 Wherever they are in the world, David Furnish and Elton John find the time to send each other a card to renew their vows at least once a week. Photo: GETTY Forbidden from adopting a 14-month-old boy by the government in Ukraine, Sir Elton… Read more »

Britain’s child snatchers are a scandal

Source:http://www.telegraph.co.uk The UK’s system of forced adoption requires the Government’s urgent attention, says Christopher Booker By Christopher Booker Published: 6:15PM BST 15 May 2010 Comments 0 | Comment on this article Is any human instinct more fundamental than the love of a mother for her children? Last week I reported how Maureen Spalek from Liverpool… Read more »

Appeal court condemns UK local authority on child welfare

Source:http://www.irishtimes.com The Irish Times – Monday, May 10, 2010 In this section » Lawyers feel the pinch as recession brings changes Guardians ad litem at risk in new child care Bill In short England and Wales Court of Appeal, EH -v- London Borough of Greenwich, Neutral Citation Number: [2010] EWCA Civ 344. Unanimous judgments were… Read more »

Bad parents told to improve or their children will be adopted

Source: www.heraldscotland.com Many experts believe the scheme is best for the welfare of children. EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Naysmith 19 Apr 2010 Parents who fail to look after their children will be given just months to improve or their child will be adopted under a radical project to be trialled in Scotland. The scheme, already a success… Read more »

Errant priests’ secret children to sue church

Source: http://www.timesonline.co.uk From The Sunday Times April 18, 2010 The Vatican faces fresh scandals over the children of priests John Follain in Rome and Bojan Pancevski in Vienna When Pat Bond told her lover Henry Willenborg, a Franciscan priest, that she was pregnant, he urged her to have an abortion.