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JCICS Conference call: Adoptions gone TOXIC (UPDATED)

8 March 2014 ACT received through the grapevine the audio file of the Conference Call of the Ethiopian Caucus of the Joint Council on International Children’s Services held on 6 March 2014. Presenting themselves as an advocacy group for children, for real the JCICS is nothing less than the voice of the adoption industry. In… Weiter »

Yes We Can – ACT Against Child Trafficking

12 February 2014 ACT welcomes the indictment of four Employees of Adoption Agency ‚International Adoption Guide‘.  They were charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States in Connection with Ethiopian adoptions. Already in 2009, ACT at the request of the Dutch adoption agency Wereldkinderen (N.I.C.W.O./aka World Children) did extensive research and came the similar conclusions… Weiter »

Irish forced adoption and intercountry adoption – two of a kind

8 February 2014 Just wondering shen people will start to connect this to the current intercountry adoption practices. The church and other religious groups are, as we know,still  heavily involved in adoptions from abroad. There are mothers all over the world, adoptees all over the world, all wanting the same: open records, acknowledgment that what… Weiter »

French Minister: C’est fini! Intercountry adoption is finished!

24 Janaury 2014 Despite the French attempt to double the number of intercountry adoptions, in 2008 see HERE “Each year we adopt in France 3 000 to 4 000 children, but painfully. Between 2006 and 2007, we recorded a decline of over 20% of international adoption in France for example while in Italy it increased by 9%”… Weiter »

Arun Dohle: my history & current work

31 December 2013 It´s a long story- the beginning of my [Arun Dohle’s] work. As many adoptees I started to search for my roots and at the end was left with no other option then filing a case in the Indian courts. That´s how I learned that adoption is not about what is „good” for… Weiter »

ACT at 8th European Forum on the Rights of the Child

ACT participated to the 8th European Forum on the Rights of the Child. Webstream of the first day can be watched HERE One of the themes was ‚Children on the Move‘. Yesterday, at the closing session, the European Commission asked for ideas to include in their policy making. ACT was given the floor – here… Weiter »

Reminder sent to Hague about subsidiarity

Failing a reply, ACT sent a reminder to the secretariat of the Hague Conference From: Roelie Post <info@againstchildtrafficking.org> Date: Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 12:18 PM Subject: 1993 Hague Adoption Convention To: secretariat@hcch.net Dear Madam, Sir, Hereby I send you a reminder about Against Child Trafficking’s mail of 23 September, which is attached below for ease of… Weiter »

ACT’s letter to the Guardian of the Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption

23 September 2013 We are looking forward to their reply. ACT’s  letter from The Hague Conference to the Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands:  HERE From: Roelie Post <info@againstchildtrafficking.org> Date: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 5:19 PM Subject: 1993 Hague Adoption Convention To: secretariat@hcch.net Dear Madam/Sir, We refer to the article ‚Overseas adoptions rise –for black American… Weiter »

ACT’s calls on Unicef to stop using the word ‚orphans‘

17 September 2013 Today CNN has launched the first of a series of articles about intercountry adoption. Coincidence or not, it follows right after a critical series done by Reuters: The Child Exchange CNN’s article of today sets a different tone: International adoptions in decline as number of orphans grows. The main adoption proponents are… Weiter »