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Court: case of Sri Lankan woman on adoption is time-barred

Source: NOS The court in The Hague will not deal with the substance of the case of a 28-year-old woman about her adoption in Sri Lanka. The case was brought by Dilani Butink, who was adopted by Dutch parents in 1992. Butink says that serious mistakes were made in the adoption by the State and… Read more »

Foreign adoptions by US families drop by more than a quarter

Source:  https://www.thetelegraph.com David Crary, Ap National Writer Updated 2:40 pm CDT, Wednesday, May 6, 2020 NEW YORK (AP) — The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents fell by more than one-quarter last year, extending a 15-year decline, according to State Department figures released Wednesday. Sharp drops in adoptions from China and Ethiopia more… Read more »

Do we have a Prime Minister who will not comply with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the ECHR?

Source:    http://handicapbarn.dk/  (Google translation from Danish) Editor Søren Malchow  Jan 01 2020 The speech was viewed with excitement, as the Social Democracy has previously been planning to place 50,000 children and young people against the approximately 14,400 children and young people placed today. Shortly before the Prime Minister’s speech, she posted an update on Facebook… Read more »

French couple shot dead in Haiti while seeking adoption, officials say

Source:  AFP November 25, 2019 Demonstrations in the streets of Port-au-Prince in March 2019, demanding the removal of Haitian President Jovenel Moise (AFP Photo/Valerie Baeriswyl) More Port-au-Prince (AFP) – Two French citizens were shot dead in Port-au-Prince at the weekend shortly after flying into the Haitian capital to adopt a child, diplomatic and other sources… Read more »

40 years after adoption, Danish man meets his biological mother in Chennai

Source:  https://www.thehindu.com Vivek Narayanan CHENNAI, NOVEMBER 24, 2019 David Nielsen meeting his mother Dhanalakshmi at her house in Chennai. Photo: Special Arrangement David Nielsen meeting his mother Dhanalakshmi at her house in Chennai. Photo: Special Arrangement   Dogged, transcontinental quest ends in sweet reunion. A cup of mother’s sweet kesari and hot coffee is joy…. Read more »

Viewers ‘Traceless’ [Spoorloos] in tears through the story of Somna (21)

Source: Libelle The Romanian Somna (21) was less than 3 years old when she was adopted. In the Spoorloos program, she goes to search her biological mother together with presenter Derek Bolt. The 21-year-old Somna was a toddler of almost 3 years old when she was adopted from Romania by her Dutch parents Hans and Ritam. Happy childhood… Read more »

Civil servants suspected of adoption fraud

Source: https://m.standaard.be Google translation The court wants to bring seven civil servants to court because they are allegedly involved in a large-scale fraud with Congolese adopted children. That reports Het Nieuwsblad. 14 September 2019 With eight, they are the suspects of large-scale adoption fraud with Congolese ‘orphans’ who the federal public prosecutor wants to drag… Read more »

Kenya bans child adoption by foreigners

Source:  https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/ 12 September 2019 A special Cabinet meeting at State House, Nairobi chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta and attended by Deputy President William Ruto also directed the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection to formulate a new policy document to regulate the adoption of children by foreign nationals in Kenya/PSCU NAIROBI, Kenya Sep 12… Read more »

Romania Libera Part 2 EU-law: how to delete Children’s Rights

Full text in Romanian: Romania Libera “The law of the European Union, imposes as the basic law of all adoptions from EU Member States – the United Nations Convention, and ” vehemently” excludes the Hague Convention, even though it has been ratified by all EU Member States. Free Romania studied the two Conventions before addressing the officials of… Read more »

Head of Bal Mandir, nation’s oldest non-profit for children, arrested on charges of child trafficking

Source: https://kathmandupost.com The director of the organisation has been accused of abetting a British national in unlawfully procuring a Nepali child and assisting in obtaining fraudulent documents to claim the baby. Head of Bal Mandir, nation’s oldest non-profit for children, arrested on charges of child trafficking Tsering D Gurung Published at : August 15, 2019… Read more »