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Source: The sonntaz of 15. May 2010 – informal translation: EXPORT COMMODITY CHILD  This Ethiopian Family has given a son to Germany. The father hoped that it would be better off there. That’s why he lied. Adoption agencies and orphanages claim such lies – at the intercountry adoption market. One is missing (summary) Export… Read more »

Adoption oder Verkauf; Der Einfluss der Adoptionsbranche auf die EU

Source: 21.04.2010 · 09:10 Uhr Auslandsadoptionen bleiben für viele Paare die einzige Möglichkeit. (Bild: Jan-Martin Altgeld) Der Einfluss der Adoptionsbranche auf die EU Von Katrin Matthaei Das Wohl des betroffenen Kindes steht beim Thema Auslandsadoption nicht immer im Zentrum der Entscheidung. Und: Dahinter agiert eine Industrie mit handfesten Wirtschaftsinteressen. Die ist auch bei in… Read more »

Auslandsadoptionen – das Geschäft mit der Armut

Source: WDR Mittwoch, 31. März 2010, 21.55 – 22.10 Uhr . (with English subtitles) Auch wenn die meisten kinderlosen Paare in Deutschland und Europa Gutes im Sinn haben, wenn sie ein Kind im Ausland adoptieren wollen – der jüngste Versuch, vermeintliche Waisenkinder aus Haiti ins Ausland zu schmuggeln, zeigt: Hinter der Adoptionsbranche steht eine markttüchtige… Read more »

A Chennai slum dweller’s fight for her Dutch son

Source: Times of India Jaya Menon, TNN, May 28, 2010, 03.15am IST CHENNAI: On June 15, when Nagarani Kathirvel leaves the squalor of a Chennai slum for the first time and appears in a court hall in Zwolle-Lelystad in the Netherlands, she would still be a long way from the end of her bitter, traumatic… Read more »

Online investigation into overseas adoptions

Source: Suzanne Smith reported this story on Sunday, March 21, 2010 08:20:00 ELIZABETH JACKSON: A couple of weeks ago we featured an interview with Mary Ann Jolley from ABC TV’s Foreign Correspondent program. Mary Ann had an alarming story to tell about the largely unregulated inter-country adoption industry in the US. There were allegations… Read more »

Australians caught in Ethiopian adoption nightmare

Source: By Cassie White Updated Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:03am AEDT Corruption allegations: A young girl in Ethiopia (AFP: Roberto Schmidt, file photo) The Evidence First warning: In 2005, a Federal Government report detailed concerns raised about Ethiopian adoptions. Second warning: In 2008, Against Child Trafficking wrote to the Government highlighting similar concerns. Supporting… Read more »

Fragen nicht erwünscht

Date: 2010-03-05 Source: Nicht immer läuft bei Auslandsadoptionen alles rechtlich einwandfrei ab – das belegen auch Schicksale von in Bayern aufgewachsenen Kindern Die Zustände in vielen Kinderheimen in Schwellen- und Entwicklungsländern sind erbärmlich. Ob Adoptionen ins Ausland der richtige Lösungsweg sind, ist jedoch äußerst umstritten. 

‘Child wanted, cash paid’ The shady world of adoption

Source: Atlantic Times By Thomas Schuler, March 2010 Former EU official Roelie Post campaigns worldwide against foreign adoption. She says the line between foreign adoption and child trafficking is too often blurred. She also sees potential danger in plans to introduce a trans national “European Adoption” authority. When Roelie Post, along with a translator and… Read more »

Officials scramble over Minnesota adoption controversy

Arun Dohle, a German of Indian origin who was adopted as a child from India, told over the telephone that the girls were in Delhi [ Images ].

“Adoption is a big business in India,” he said. “Unfair practices are the standard thing in India and the cover up starts from top to bottom. Everyone goes scot-free after flouting laws.”

He is the founder of the Belgium-based advocacy group Against Child Trafficking and author of a 2008 law review article on Indian adoption fraud. He had created sensation with his adoption story as a child a few years ago.
The sisters’ return to India in 2008 prompted an Indian government review of the system. J K Mittal, chairman of India’s Central Adoption Resource Agency, said the investigation was not finished but that no fraud has been found.

International adoption: Kidnappers or Saviours

Source: Economist Amid catastrophe in Haiti, a new controversy about adoptions Feb 4th 2010 | From The Economist print edition AFP Out of Haiti, but not to the highest bidder IT MUST have seemed like a good idea at the time. The New Life Children’s Refuge, a Christian group from Idaho, saw no need to… Read more »