Category: ACT in the news

‘Baby racket at least 3 decades old’

Source: Priyanka Dasgupta | TNN | Dec 11, 2016, 08.02 AM IST KOLKATA: Arun Swanand Dohle was adopted as a month-old baby from Kusumbai Motichand Mahila Seva Gram (KMMSG) in Pune by Belgium-based Michael and Gertrud Dohle.Twenty years later, in 1993, Germany-based Dohle came to Pune to trace his roots. It was in 2010 that… Read more »

She found her father after 23 years – human trafficking revealed

Source: 23 November 2016 (Google Translation) Jyothi Bousle Svahn had a strong memory of how her mother left her. But in the adoption papers in Sweden, it was stated that she had no relatives. As an adult, she began searching for their roots – and revealed a dark side where Swedish authorities and organizations… Read more »


Source: 9 November 2016 By Sarah McClure How international adoption creates a market for child trafficking International adoption is often presented in the U.S. as a morally justified way of helping poor children around the world. But there’s a criminal side of this business that makes victims of everyone, from families in America who pay… Read more »

The blurry line between international adoption and child trafficking

Source: By Fusion | November 8, 2016 When people look to adopt abroad they can’t be sure they’re not playing into the hands of traffickers. On this episode of The Traffickers, host Nelufar Hedayat takes us inside the underworld of international adoption and explains what surprised her most along the way. The Traffickers airs… Read more »

Is this adoption agency selling children?

Source: By Fusion | November 8, 2016 In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nelufar visits a school and center for abandoned children. Here she meets the woman in charge, who tells Nel how she convinces parents to relinquish rights to their kids. The Traffickers airs Sundays at 10 PM on Fusion.

Who’s really profiting from international adoptions?

Source: By Fusion | November 8, 2016 Often adoption starts out with good intentions, but the desire to adopt internationally can lead to the exploitation of some of the world’s most vulnerable children. In this episode of The Traffickers, Nelufar Hedayat learns that money meant to care for children who are being adopted doesn’t always… Read more »

The Traffickers: Journalist explores the dark world of trafficking in riveting TV series

Source: November 7th, 2016 Journalist explores the dark world of trafficking in riveting TV series British journalist Nelufar Hedayat is hosting the new Fusion show “The Traffickers,” which looks at the dark underside of the black market in adoptions, pharmaceuticals and human organs. The former Afghan refugee tells Kathie Lee and Hoda she wants… Read more »

English Summary of Dutch Report on Intercountry Adoption

The English version of the Dutch report of the Dutch Council of Criminal Justice and Protection of Juveniles’ advice ‘Reflection on Intercountry Adoption’ is now available. Conclusion This advisory report centres around two core questions. The Council has the following answer to the fundamental question, ‘How can we provide the highest level of protection to children… Read more »