Category: United States

Texas woman pleads guilty to conspiracy to facilitate adoptions from Uganda through bribery and fraud

Date: 2019-08-29 Source: https://www.justice.gov/ A Texas woman who managed aspects of an international program at an Ohio-based adoption agency pleaded guilty today for her role in a scheme to corruptly facilitate adoptions of Ugandan children through bribing Ugandan officials and defrauding U.S. adoptive parents and the U.S. Department of State. Robin Longoria, 58, of Mansfield,… Read more »

Adopted Bulgarian Children Found in a Horror House in the US

Source:  https://www.novinite.com Crime | August 9, 2019 The two Bulgarian children adopted in the U.S. are in good health and under the protection of the authorities, said the press office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, following media publications about two Bulgarian children abused by their adoptive parents, U.S. citizens. Bulgaria’s Consulate General in Chicago… Read more »

‘Hit, kicked … spit on’: Montana alleges abuse, removes kids from private youth program

The Ranch for Kids, shown here in a 2012 file photo. Date: 2019-07-23 Source: https://missoulian.com CAMERON EVANS cameron.evans@missoulian.com TOM BAUER/Missoulian Joyce Sterkel Ranch for Kids file Joyce Sterkel, founder of the Ranch for Kids Project in northwestern Montana, snuggles Lilia, her 3-year-old daughter adopted from a Russian mother, at her home outside Eureka in this… Read more »

U.S. Leaders in International Adoption Merge, Expand Resources

Source:  https://globenewswire.com Holt International and World Association for Children and Parents Consolidate Efforts, Strengthen Impact for Families and Children Worldwide Email Print Friendly Share February 07, 2019 13:00 ET | Source: Holt International Children Services Eugene, Oregon, Feb. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Holt International and World Association for Children and Parents (WACAP), two of the… Read more »

India: Writ against adoption by foreigners

Source: https://www.hindustantimes.com This is the first time that minor girls from Bharatpur are being adopted by couples from foreign countries. JAIPUR Jun 28, 2018 HT Correspondent The five girls, aged between three to six years, are currently lodged in a children’s home under the social justice and empowerment department in Bharatpur. The five girls, aged between… Read more »

Child Trafficking Through International Adoption Continues Despite Regulations

Source: https://www.theepochtimes.com By Joshua Philipp, The Epoch Times March 15, 2018 10:09 am Last Updated: March 28, 2018 3:20 pm Two displaced Iraqi sisters from Mosul, play at an orphanage in Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq, on April 30, 2017. (SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images) ShareTweetShareEmail Global adoption is a big business,… Read more »

A LOOK AT SHERIN MATHEWS’ LIFE IN INDIA: ‘PATHETIC THAT WE FAILED HER NOT ONCE, BUT TWICE’

Source: http://www.wfaa.com WFAA is traveling to find out more about Sherin Mathews’ life in India. Author: Alisha Ebrahimji Published: 3:06 PM CDT November 2, 2017 It’s been one week since 3-year-old Sherin Mathews’ body was found in a culvert not far from her Richardson home. Sherin’s adoptive father, Wesley Mathews, admitted to removing the child’s body… Read more »

Death of toddler adopted from India prompts calls to end intercountry adoptions

Source:  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-children-adoption #ASIAOCTOBER 26, 2017 / 2:03 PM / UPDATED 7 HOURS AGO Rina Chandran 3 MIN READ MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The death in Texas of a three-year-old girl adopted from India a year ago has prompted renewed calls for an end to international adoptions, which campaigners say put vulnerable children at risk of… Read more »