Category: ACT in the news

Reunited: Adopted daughter finds mom after 26 years

Source: Deccan Chronicle Girl meets mother after 26 years DC | Gururaj A. Paniyadi | January 07 Joyce planting a coconut sapling — DC Mangalore: It was an emotional moment when 26-year-old Joyce who was adopted at an early age, finally met her biological mother on Saturday. Though Joyce, who is studying law in London, wanted… Read more »

Russia launches criminal probe into online trafficking of adopted kids in US

Source: Published time: December 05, 2013 13:24 Russia has launched a criminal investigation into the illegal trafficking of children adopted by US citizens, the Investigative Committee has revealed. The Investigative Committee spokesperson Vladimir Markin said the case was started due to a journalistic investigation by Reuters and NBC initiated in September. “According to investigators, illegal… Read more »

Adoption row: Govt takes note, issues notice to Child panel

Source: DC |5 December 2013 Mysore: Taking suo motu action on reports which appeared in Deccan Chronicle, the director, Department of Women and Child Development (DWCD) has ordered an investigation into the move to give two orphans from Mysore for adoption to an Italian couple without the knowledge of their guardians and has served… Read more »

Adoption row: Is this trafficking?

Source: DC 21 November 2013 Mysore: A researcher from Germany, who was himself a victim of child trafficking in the guise of adoption, and a child rights activist from Pune are now battling to stop orphaned children, Ullas and Anand from being sent to a couple in Italy, alleging they are being trafficked in the… Read more »

Adoption: CWC reviews its order

Source: DC | Shilpa P. | 21 November 2013 Mysore: Following a series of articles in this newspaper and the application submitted by the guardians to Child Welfare Committee(CWC), Mysore, the CWC on Tuesday finally reviewed its earlier order and directed Vatsalya Charitable Trust to temporarily withhold the adoption procedures of the two children pending,… Read more »

Court orders summons against negligent cops

Source: MiD DAY had reported in March about the callous attitude of police officers, who had registered a case 11 days after incident November 19, 2013 PUNE Kaumudi Gurjar Following a complaint filed by child rights activist and director of Sakhee, Anjali Pawar, against police officers with regard to the rape of a minor girl… Read more »

Deathly Spiral: Adoption agencies are threatened with death

(Informal Translation) Source: DENMARK 18 NOVEMBER 2013 KL. 02.23 Adoption Agencies in several countries are struggling to survive, while the whole sector is under pressure. DORRIT SAIETZ It is not only in Denmark that private adoption agencies are struggling for economic survival during these years. From her residence in Brussels, former official of the European… Read more »

‘Children of the market’ face US adoption nightmare

Source: November 13, 2013 15:58 WATCH VIDEO Reuters / Bogdan Cristel Children, Europe, Human rights, Law, Marina Portnaya, USA, Yulia Shapovalova A lack of legal oversight allows American parents to get rid of kids adopted overseas with impunity. Roelie Post of the organization Against Child Trafficking told RT about how “the children of the market”… Read more »

The stolen children of India

Source: Heart-rending story of parents seeking to get back children snatched from them and then sent for adoption abroad. Shaikh Azizur Rahman 06 Nov 2013 11:29 Nagarani, right, and her husband Kathirvel, had their son stolen in 1999 [Shaikh Azizur Rahman /Al Jazeera] Deep furrows line her forehead as Nagarani, a resident of a… Read more »