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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 »

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: http://world-today-news.com 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:  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 »

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 »

International Social Service, little did I know – Part 2

Arun Dohle Part I  International Social Service, little did I know Little did I know, but bit by bit I got to know more: Around 2002/2003 child trafficking for intercountry adoption got uncovered in Andhra Pradesh (India). One of the human rights defenders involved in this entered into a direct online dialogue with a group… Read more »

Commission Joustra: a spin-doctor hiding in plain sight

Commissie Joustra weigerde de @2eKamertweets een interim rapport. In plaats daarvan werd een artikel gepubliceerd op de website. Geschreven door oud VVD spindoctor Henri Kruithof 🤔#adoptie #kinderhandel https://t.co/xGmvy2y7wj — Roelie Post (@roelie_post) February 22, 2020 ACT’s founder and child-rights expert of ACT from 2009 till 2014 noted that the news item was written, in interview… Read more »