Category: United States

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

Source: http://www.cbc.ca 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: http://www.dailymail.co.uk 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: http://www.washingtonpost.com 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: http://www.theguardian.com 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 »

Uganda fears for children as overseas adoptions boom

Source: http://news.yahoo.com AFP 2 September 2014 Kampala (AFP) – Authorities in Uganda have raised fears that the east African nation’s children are being left vulnerable to abuse and exploitation by a staggering increase in unchecked overseas adoptions. An official report, details of which were published on Tuesday by the New Vision newspaper, said a boom in… Read more »

Mircea Badea disclosures. Cristian Burci, owner of Adevarul (Truth) Holding intermediary in the sale of Romanian children in America (VIDEO)

Source: http://jurnalul.ro (Google Translation) August 13, 2014 – 23:30 Mircea Badea disclosures. Cristian Burci, owner Truth Holding intermediary in the sale of Romanian children in America (VIDEO) From 2 minutes onwards in English: Mircea Badea presented in his show, “The mouth of the press” on Antena 3, a report conducted by reporters 90s 60 Minutes,… Read more »

US adopts highest number of Indian children

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com Christin Mathew Philip,TNN | Jun 21, 2014, 04.27 AM IST CHENNAI: Most children adopted from India end up in homes in the US, followed by Italy. Data from a reply to an RTI filed by TOI with Central Adoption Resource Agency (CARA) shows that 662 children were adopted by Americans between 2010 and 2013…. Read more »

13 INVESTIGATES: Overseas Adoption Dangers

Source: http://www.alabamas13.com Posted: May 19, 2014 7:25 PM ADT By Linda White – bio | email For months now, I’ve been looking into Lifeline Children’s Services after coming across a complaint by one of its families. I later learned Lifeline is under investigation by the agency which stamps a seal of approval on international adoption agencies…. Read more »

Florida adoption ‘ethics’ warning

Source: http://www.irishexaminer.com Monday, April 14, 2014 By Conall Ó Fátharta Irish Examiner Reporter Just months before Ireland signed an adoption agreement with the US, the Adoption Authority (AAI) admitted there were wide ranging “difficulties” with the “practice and ethics” of adoptions from Florida. Responding to concerns from social workers, Celia Loftus, the AAI’s principal social worker,… Read more »