Category: United States

Gay couple in hiding with baby

Source: Legal limbo after surrogate mum refused to sign over child Published: 5/07/2015 at 06:30 AM Newspaper section: News As storm clouds started brewing over Thailand’s surrogacy industry last year, a familiar sense of dread settled over Gordon Lake. It wasn’t the first time the 41-year-old and his husband, Manuel Santos Valero, had found themselves… Read more »

JCICS, US Adoption Trade Organisation closure confirmed!

Yesss! Confirmed! We saw it announced. ACT checked at the base. For those wondering who organised the yearlong “leaks” of JCICS documents, we admit: it was ACT. ACT regularly checked the JCICS website, and sloppy as they were, they often left their archive doors wide open.  For example, here their mailings to members. Read it… Read more »

The road to recovery: A year after adopting two special-needs orphans, the Schildbachs of Leverett are seeing the fruits of their love

Source: By PETE REDINGTON Staff Writer Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Eyes barely open, 7-year-old Anelia “Nellie” Schildbach stood at the piano the other day, listening intently as her fingers explored the keyboard. She rocked her head back and forth as her hands moved fluidly across the flat white and protruding black keys: middle C, F… Read more »

Foreign Adoptions by Americans Drop to Lowest Level Since 1982

Source: State Department data show 6,441 children were adopted from abroad in fiscal 2014, down from about 23,000 in 2004 By Miriam Jordan 31 March 2015 Dawn and Jesse Seltrecht filed paperwork to adopt a Chinese baby in 2007. More than eight years later, they are still waiting. “China had the most secure program… Read more »

World Tends to Reject Child Adoption by US Citizens –Russian Ombudsman

Source: © Sputnik/ Alexander Utkin Russia, 19.02.2015 Over the period 2005–2014 there had been no or almost no US adoptions from such countries as Argentina, Cambodia, Moldova, Nepal, Ghana, Rwanda and Vietnam, Russian Commissioner for Children’s Rights said. MOSCOW (Sputnik), Anastasia Levchenko — More and more countries around the world are following a trend… Read more »

Manitoba reviewing U.S. adoption agency for fees based on child’s race

Source: U.S. also looking at Florida agency that charges more for white children, less for black children By Donna Carreiro, CBC News Posted: Oct 30, 2014 The U.S. State Department is now reviewing how a Florida adoption agency handles intercountry adoptions, including to families here in Manitoba. Their review comes as a result of a… Read more »

Aide to Vladimir Putin tells MailOnline parents are shirking their responsibility amid row with US over adoption

Source: EXCLUSIVE: Kremlin brands American couple who want to void adoption of ‘mentally ill’ Russian boy and girl as ‘despicable’ and demands to see children Couple, from Long Island, adopted children, then six and eight, in 2008 At time, the youngsters were reportedly described as ‘healthy’ siblings but parents say they are now mentally ill… Read more »

Court opens to public American parents’ proceeding to cancel their adoption of Russian children

Source: By Eugene Volokh October 6 A very interesting decision, especially since adoption-related proceedings are generally closed to the public, In the Matter of Adoption of Child A and Child C (N.Y. Surr. Ct. Oct. 2, 2014). Here’s the court’s explanation of why there is especially strong reason to open these proceedings: VII. PUBLIC INTEREST… Read more »

Uganda’s child adoption ‘market’ brings misery and confusion

Source: Family distraught at losing contact with son, now living 8,000 miles away in US after adopters told he was abandoned Share 375 Amy Fallon in Kampala The Guardian, Monday 6 October 2014 Staring down at two sketchy black-and-white photos of a young boy, Nakiwala Hasifa uses the beige top she is wearing to dry… Read more »