Category: United States

Karnataka child trafficking case: Children were sold to couples in US, Kenya

Source: NATION, CRIME DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SHILPA P Published Dec 2, 2016 The police have so far succeeded in tracing and rescuing as many as 16 children, including nine girls. Three children, including the one given to US-based software engineer, a couple in Kenya and the other given to owner of a textile showroom in… Read more »

Is this adoption agency selling children?

Source: By Fusion | November 8, 2016 In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nelufar visits a school and center for abandoned children. Here she meets the woman in charge, who tells Nel how she convinces parents to relinquish rights to their kids. The Traffickers airs Sundays at 10 PM on Fusion.

Who’s really profiting from international adoptions?

Source: By Fusion | November 8, 2016 Often adoption starts out with good intentions, but the desire to adopt internationally can lead to the exploitation of some of the world’s most vulnerable children. In this episode of The Traffickers, Nelufar Hedayat learns that money meant to care for children who are being adopted doesn’t always… Read more »

Uganda Tightens Foreign Adoption Rules

Source: Serginho Roosblad March 17, 2016 1:00 PM KAMPALA— The Ugandan parliament voted unanimously this month in favor of a new law that makes it harder for foreigners to adopt children and take them out of the country. Proponents say the new law closes loopholes exploited by child traffickers while critics say it may rob… Read more »

Forced Adoptions: Suspicions that three minors could become victims of trafficking

Source: (Google Translation) 28 Jan 2016 Author: Doina Stimpovschii The children say they prefer to remain in Moldova and do not want to be adopted in the US. Adevarul Photo Archive A US family insists to adopt three brothers Moldovan minors against their will. The children say that in December last year, the Ministry of Labour, Social Protection… Read more »

Adoption Lobby Alert: American babies for 45.000 $ (and up)

17 January 2016 Belgium has concluded an agreement to cooperate with adoption lawyer Michael Goldstein.    His website is called ADOPTGOLD Together with his wife Joy Goldstein he set up the agency Forever Families Through Adoption (FFTA) The Belgian central adoption authority has published the costs. New born baby: Belgian adoption agency “Klein Mirakel” :… Read more »

Adoption Lobby Alert: Ambassador Susan Jacobs on re-opening international adoption from Romania

15 December 2015 Source: Reporter: There were some discussions in 2001 when Romania closed intercountry adoption, regarding certain pressures that have been made on closing Romania on international adoptions as a condition for joining the European Union. Susan Jacobs: I heard the same thing. Reporter: Why do you think this happened? Susan Jacobs: I think… Read more »

Congo clears the way for 72 adoptions after 2-year wait

Source: By the Associated Press | November 2, 2015 | 10:35 AM EST KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s government cleared the way Monday for dozens of children to join their adoptive families abroad after more than two years of waiting, though a further 1,000 others will have to remain in orphanages for now. Fourteen of… Read more »

Adoption or trafficking? Fears grow for Uganda’s ‘orphans’

Source: Agence France-Presse on Oct 5, 2015 @ 5:04 AM When Agatha Namusisi, 64, let her grandson leave Uganda for medical treatment abroad, she assumed he would return, but more than a year later she says he has disappeared. “They are nowhere to be seen,” Namusisi said of the seven-year old boy and his Ugandan… Read more »

Adoption Lobby Alert: Child Trafficking in Uganda: critical times!

2 September 2015 ACT received through the grapevine a serious Adoption Lobby Alert.  We share it here, as it is seems to be a critical time in Uganda. Adoption agencies are throwing money around to try and keep the business going. From a trusted source: Reports out of Uganda are indicating that the US Embassy… Read more »