The new “Hague Adoption Convention” way to relinquish children. Instead of subsidiarity (adoption as a last resort), parents can directly free their children for intercountry adoption. And no other help or options are offered.
Category: Adoption Lobby Alert
ACT Against Child Trafficking is BACK ON TRACK
6 October 2015 ACT was threatened with closure, because one of our clients refused payment for our services. But, we are glad to announce that the dispute has been settled and payment was made. And thus, ACT can continue. Don’t forget: what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger! ============================= ADOPTION LOBBY ALERT is an initiative of Against… Read more »
Open Letter to Commission President Juncker
UPDATE (16 September): Salary has been repaired! This does not mean the full issue is solved. Far from that. But at least this was solved. Ingrid und Klaus-Peter Wittkopf Sudenfelder Str. 10 D – 49525 Lengerich 14 September 2015 Dear Mr. Juncker, With this letter we address ourselves, as citizens of the EU, personally… Read more »
Adoption Lobby Alert: Child Trafficking in Uganda: critical times!
2 September 2015 ACT received through the grapevine a serious Adoption Lobby Alert. We share it here, as it is seems to be a critical time in Uganda. Adoption agencies are throwing money around to try and keep the business going. From a trusted source: Reports out of Uganda are indicating that the US Embassy… Read more »
Adoption Alert: Eastern African countries stand up against child trafficking
ACT congratulates the East African Legislative Assembly with its decision to abolish international child adoption to stop the likelihood of children falling into the hands of traffickers. ACT has heard from independent sources that during the June 2015 Hague Adoption Conference, African representatives refered to intercountry adoption as being somehow associated to the history of slavery and… Read more »
Adoption Lobby Alert: ACT denounces media campaign against Latvian MOTHER
Hereby we take a stand against the negative media campaign against Laila Brice. Portraying her as an unfit mother is far beside the truth. Let us be clear. In an adoption-driven system, this can happen to all parents. Laila Brice has proven to be able to raise a child. Her adult daughter is the living… Read more »
Adoption Lobby Alert: Italy’s troubling times
26 June 2015 In Italy, the Central Authority for Intercountry Adoptions has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding with the Italian Police, the Carabinieri. Da oggi i carabinieri controlleranno l’adozione internazionale: finirà, finalmente, la piaga dei pagamenti in contanti e in nero? From now on, the Police will have to ensure that the fundamental rights of… Read more »
9th EU Forum on the Rights of the Child
11 June 2015 For those who were not able to attend the 9th EU Forum on the Rights of the Child, or were not allowed to participate, ACT hereby provides the links to the videos. FIRST DAY 3 June 2015 http://webcast.dbvideo.tv/9th-European-Forum-on-the-rights-of-the-child (live) ended NOT YET AVAILABLE SECOND DAY 4 June 2015 Plenary Session http://webcast.dbvideo.tv/9th-european-forum-rights-child-plenary-session-1-introduction Session… Read more »
Adoption Lobby Alert: RIP CHIFF, Hello Global Alliance for Children!
Things cannot get any clearer! Were you still wondering what the new Adoption Lobby is up to after CHIFF died? Well, there is the US Action Plan for Children in Adversity – read about it in one of ACT’s previous Alerts – MUST READ: Would you believe in such a setup? Backer of this US… Read more »
Adoption Lobby Alert: The French to adopt children from American Foster Care
The United States ratified the Hague Adoption Convention in 2008. Against all expectations, American children remained available for intercountry adoptions. Most such adoptions concern newborns who are relinquished by their American mothers directly to foreigners. The Secretary of the Hague Conference, Ms. Jenny Degeling, informed the Dutch authorities that this would be a breach of… Read more »