Category: United States

El Salvador’s Stolen Children Face a War’s Darkest Secret

Source: New York Times By LARRY ROHTER Published: August 5, 1996 He was only 5 when he saw his mother and younger brother killed and the soldiers took him away to their base in a helicopter. She was just 6 when she was separated from her parents during a bombing raid and delivered to an… Read more »

All I ever did was arrange adoptions for mothers who would otherwise have had an abortion. What’s wrong with that?

Source: The Independent John Davies’s supporters call him the Indiana Jones of adoption. His critics call him a baby trader. Leonard Doyle reports Leonard Doyle / Liz Searle Tonight in dozens of nurseries across Europe and North America, parents will look lovingly down at their adopted children and thank their lucky stars for meeting John Davies…. Read more »

Booming Polish Market: Blond, Blue-Eyed Babies

Source: New York Times By GABRIELLE GLASER, Published: Sunday, April 19, 1992 Poland’s opening to Western market forces has brought an unexpected side effect: a booming traffic in the country’s blond, blue-eyed babies. Since the fall of Communism two years ago, Western embassies in Warsaw have reported a striking rise in the number of residence… Read more »

ROMANIA ENACTS STRICT LAWS TO COMBAT ADOPTION ABUSES

Source: http://www.deseretnews.com Published: Saturday, Sept. 21, 1991 12:00 a.m. MDT Cox News Service Americans will no longer be allowed to arrange private adoptions of Romanian children, a Romanian official said Friday as she outlined strict new laws designed to combat abuses in foreign adoptions.

Adoption logjam as Romania targets `baby trade’

Date: 1991-06-25  Adrian Foreman Newsday In response to international outrage over the sale of orphaned babies to American, European and Israeli adoptive parents, the Romanian government has banned adoptions through state agencies but left foreign embassies to screen applicants for private adoptions. The temporary ban, an attempt to deal with the “baby trade,” the most… Read more »

THE `ORPHANS’ WHO WEREN’T REALLY ORPHANS

Date: 1991-04-30  Author: MARGIE BOULE – of the Oregonian Staff They were babies, mostly, or toddlers, with big, dark eyes, pale skin and dark, unkempt hair. They lived far away, in large, crowded buildings Americans haven’t heard much about for 30 years or so: orphanages. Only these places made Little Orphan Annie’s orphanage look like… Read more »

Baby Trail Is Leading Couples To Peru

Source:query.nytimes.com By SHIRLEY CHRISTIAN Published: August 16, 1990 THEY attract attention on the sidewalks of the Miraflores and San Isidro neighborhoods of Lima – foreign men and women in jeans and jogging outfits, pushing newborn infants in strollers as passers-by stop to ooh and aah. Thousands of miles from home in the United States, Canada… Read more »

War-Babies

Source: Banglapedia War-babies are referred to here as babies born to Bengali women consequent of their being raped by Pakistani soldiers and other criminals who took advantage of the situation of the war of liberation (March 1971 to December 1971).

Bangladesh – war babies (1971)

Source: Banglapedia Date: 1971-01-01 War-babies are referred to here as babies born to Bengali women consequent of their being raped by Pakistani soldiers and other criminals who took advantage of the situation of the war of liberation (March 1971 to December 1971). While they are referred to as the ‘unwanted children’, the ‘enemy children’, the… Read more »