Category: ACT in the news

Stolen or snatched after birth: The ugly truth about adoption in India

Source: http://www.hindustantimes.com Avantika Mehta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Aug 31, 2016 Under the adoption law, the Child Welfare Committee is in charge of ensuring that kids put up for adoption are “legally-free” and do not have parents looking for them.. (Dijeshwar Singh/HT?File Photo) When she was told that she had delivered a stillborn baby, 15-year-old… Read more »

Book review: Other People’s Children/Andre folks børn

Date: 2016-08-14 Source: https://www.saxo.com Katja Vesselbo Døssing, MA’s debuted as a writer in May 2016 with the thriller, “Other People’s Children”, People’s Press, 276 pages, is a striking criticism of the Danish adoption policy with thinly veiled references to the ever-present Indian case concerning abducted adopted children living in Denmark in which AC International Child Support… Read more »

Guest Blogger: Anusja “official”

2 August 2016 What is the definition of “OFFICIAL”? I can tell that in the setting of adoption it is a vague and a grey terminology. There clearly is room for interpretation, which should not be the case – as we are talking about human beings. So humanity must be there. However, in adoption this gets… Read more »

Germany-based adopted woman’s search for her mother ends in Pune

Source: http://indianexpress.com Shireen Alpa Potthast, a social worker in Germany, tracks down her biological mother in a village Written by Garima Rakesh Mishra | Pune | Updated: June 9, 2016 3:04 am Shireen Alpa Potthast at a restaurant in the city after meeting her mother. (Express Photo by Arul Horizon) Sipping a glass of fresh lime… Read more »

Politicians close their eyes for adoptions backing

Source: http://politiken.dk (Google translation) KRONIKEN 31 MAY. 2016 One country after another closed down adoption because of suspected corruption and child trafficking. Yet Danish politicians are more concerned with ensuring childless families may adopt than to scrutinize the cases where adoption has gone wrong. ADOPTION. Why the Danish politicians do not examine the dark side of… Read more »

IS ADOPTION A POINT OF NO RETURN?

Source: http://www.punemirror.in By Darshana Daga & Mubarak Ansari, Pune Mirror | May 27, 2016, 02.30 AM IST Union minister for women and child development Maneka Gandhi released the draft rules of the Juvenile Justice Act in New Delhi on Wednesday. City child rights activists, lawyers question WCD minister’s draft rule preventing adopted kids from going back… Read more »

Open Letter to the European Commission

From: Arun Dohle [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Montag, 16. Mai 2016 18:39 To: MEMBERS EUROPEAN COMMISSION Subject: Open Letter   Dear Members of the European Commission, I am writing to you all as a matter of last resort. Simon Mordue, as Member of Cabinet of VP Verheugen, and the former Secretary General of the European Commission, Catherine… Read more »

Centre lifts adoption veil

Source: http://www.telegraphindia.com Ananya Sengupta New Delhi, April 30: Arun Dohle took 17 years to find his biological mother. Dohle, 43, was two months old when his mother surrendered him to a Pune-based adoption agency. A couple from Germany later adopted him. Years later, when he returned to India to search for his biological mother, the agency… Read more »