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Denmark shut down investigation on child trafficking?

After the Dutch documentary in 2017, Ankestyrelsen (the National Board of Appeal, a department under the Ministry of Social Affairs) has, like Switzerland also conducted an investigation into adoptions from Sri Lanka to Denmark. However, the Danish authorities came to the conclusion that there have been no wrongdoings or problems with these adoptions. I requested… Read more »

Dutch NGO calls for probe after KZN girls adopted without father’s consent

Date: 2020-09-28 Source: By Siboniso Mngadi Time of article published 15h ago Durban – A Netherlands based non-governmental organisation, Against Child Trafficking (ACT), has called for the Dutch government to do a comprehensive review of all adoptions from South Africa and open a criminal investigation. The children’s right advocacy organisation which opposes inter-country adoption… Read more »

“Crown witness in adoption fraud case is threatened with death”

Source: Today at 03:00 by Dirk Coosemans Crown witness Dieumerci K. was in a Congolese cell for a long time, but the investigation would have shown that he and his entire family were misled. PHOTO: AFP The witness in the case of the adoption fraud involving Congolese children would have been threatened with death,… Read more »

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 »

Open letter to Minister Dekker: Tony Holten / police

From: ACT<[email protected]> Date: Sat 13. Jun 2020 at 11:44 Subject: open letter : Tony Holten / police To: Aldewereld MSc, A.L. – BD/DSenJ <[email protected]>, [email protected]<[email protected]></[email protected]></[email protected]></[email protected]> Dear Minister Dekker, Dear Ms. Aldewereld, as you may have seen in the media, in March we lost another member of our adult adoptee community. This time prima facie due to excessive… Read more »

Nine French nationals of Mali origin file a complaint against an adoption agency

Date: 2020-06-08 Source: They are called Marie M., Jean-Noël R., Lise F. or Florent T. *. They were born in Mali about thirty years ago. All of them then became French, adopted through the Paris-based association Le Rayon de soleil de l’Enfant Alien. But under what conditions ? Thirty years after their adoption, this… Read more »

Foreign adoptions by US families drop by more than a quarter

Source: 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 »

International Social Services, from India to Romania (Part 3)

By Roelie Post (guest blogger) When in 2011/2012 the filming of Stolen Children – Intercountry Adoptions from India was ongoing in ACT’s office in Brussels, I got drawn into the details of the German/Indian trafficking case. Arun was talking in German with the journalist, explaining to her the involvement of the German branch of International… Read more »