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BREAKING NEWS: Adoption Attorney Susana Luarca in Custody

Source: http://findingfernanda.com    May 6th, 2011 Erin Siegal/ Susana María de la Asunción Loarca Saracho, known to many Americans by her pen name “Susana Luarca,” has been taken into custody (“captured”) at her residence in Zone 10 of Guatemala City a little over an hour ago, at approximately 4:45 p.m. Police officers, CICIG investigators, and agents… Read more »

Ethiopia to Cut Foreign Adoptions by Up to 90 Percent

Source: http://nazret.com/blog By Peter Heinlein | Addis Ababa 3/5/2011 VOA News Ethiopia is cutting back by as much as 90 percent the number of inter-country adoptions it will allow, as part of an effort to clean up a system rife with fraud and corruption. Adoption agencies and children’s advocates are concerned the cutbacks will leave… Read more »

CICIG requests explanation from US Senator Landrieu regarding illegal adoption comments in Guatemala

Source: http://www.guatemala-times.com  FRIDAY, 29 APRIL 2011 07:18 THE GUATEMALA TIMES CICIG REQUESTS PUBLIC EXPLANATION FROM SENATOR LANDRIEU (LOUISIANA STATE, U.S.A.) CONCERNING COMMENTS MADE ON REPORT OF ILLEGAL ADOPTIONS IN GUATEMALA. During her visit to Guatemala, the Senator met with various authorities responsible for child protection and manifested her disagreement with the CICIG´s report on criminal… Read more »

Integrity of Foreign Adoptions In Armenia Still In Question

Source: http://www.azatutyun.am 26.04.2011 Emil Danielyan What is an informal payment made to an Armenian government official or civil servant performing their duties? Armenia’s Criminal Code defines it as a bribe that could be punishable by a lengthy prison sentence. Yet some private U.S. agencies arranging international adoptions of children call it a mere “gift of… Read more »

Adoption a commercial deal in India: Plea in SC

Source:http://www.indianexpress.com Apr 22 2011, 02:10 hrs New Delhi: Child adoption process in the country came under the Supreme Court’s scrutiny on Thursday with the court demanding an explanation from the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the government’s Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) on the charge that adoption of babies has become nothing more… Read more »

Hague Adoption Convention: NOT A CENT!

William Duncan, Hague Adoption Convention (2010): ‘ Yes, it’s trafficking. A crime. You are not allowed to sell children.’

Police look into children with obscure IDs

Source: http://english.peopledaily.com  April 14, 2011 The Ministry of Public Security is carrying out a six-month inquiry to learn who certain children with obscure identities are and will hold the leaders of the local police departments accountable if child abductions occur, the ministry said on Tuesday. As part of a six-month campaign that began that day,… Read more »

Baby girl may be stuck in Vietnam

Source:http://news.asiaone.com  Sat, Apr 09, 2011 By Desmond Ng HE WANTED a baby with his Vietnamese wife. But the 55-year-old Singaporean thought he was old and didn’t want any “medical issues”. So he turned to adopting a baby in Vietnam. All was going according to plan, until now. Mr YH Yap, has just found out that… Read more »

Legalising adoptions – food for thought (1)

1 April 2011 United Adoptees International (UAI), on their Blog, alert to the fact that the fastest growing Dutch adoption agency NAS is pushing for reopening Haitian adoptions by way of an Internet petition. The Dutch Secretary of State Fred Teeven had decided in December 2010 to temporarily suspend these adoptions. “Due to the limited capacity… Read more »

Trafficking of women and children is an organised crime: DGP

Source: http://ibnlive.in.com PTI | 07:03 PM,Mar 26,2011 Bhubaneswar, Mar 26 (PTI) Identifying trafficking of women and children for the purpose of commercial and sexual exploitation as an organised crime, DGP Manmohan Praharaj today opened up an Integrated Anti-Human Trafficking Unit (IAHTU) at the crime branch headquarters in Cuttack.”Trafficking in persons, particularly women and children for… Read more »