Category: Australia

Evidence of trafficking of Indian children for illegal adoption emerges

Source: January 25, 2014 Rory Callinan Investigative journalist Legal adoption advocate: Deborra-Lee Furness. Photo: Janie Barrett  Fresh evidence of Indian children being trafficked for adoption in Australia has emerged as the Abbott government flagged a boost in inter-country adoptions. An organisation representing Indian parents of trafficked children says three new cases have been identified in… Read more »

Fresh cases of illegal child adoption from India surface

Source: Friday, 24 January 2014 – 7:18pm IST | Place: Sydney | Agency: IANS A child rights group has alleged that there is fresh evidence of Indian children being trafficked for adoption to Australia in the past 12 months. A child rights group has alleged that there is fresh evidence of Indian children being trafficked… Read more »

ACT: Mail to the Australian Embassy in India – regarding kidnapped child

From: Arun Dohle [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Donnerstag, 20. Juni 2013 19:30 To: ‘[email protected]‘; ‘anjali pawar’ Cc: ‘[email protected]‘; ‘[email protected]‘; ‘[email protected]‘; ‘[email protected]‘; ‘[email protected]‘; ‘[email protected]‘; ‘[email protected]‘ Subject: regarding kidnapped child Dear Madam / Sir, As the legal representatives of Fatima and Salya (see attached digital copy of the Power of Attorney), we do hereby request  an update on the… Read more »

Kids bought from smugglers: father

Source: by: Ainsley Pavey From: The Courier-Mail March 26, 2013 1:00AM TWO children embroiled in an international adoption scandal are being relocated to Australia amid allegations they are part of a child smuggling racket. The Family Court of Australia has cleared the way for the children to leave their Mediterranean island home, three years after… Read more »

Foreign-run orphanage closed after reports of abuse, human trafficking

Source: Sapa-AP | 25 March, 2013 14:47 Cambodian authorities said Monday they had shut a foreign-run orphanage that is suspected of beating its children and carrying out human trafficking. Officials and a rights group said police in the capital, Phnom Penh, on Friday raided the unlicensed orphanage, called Love in Action, and rescued 21 children…. Read more »

Overseas adoption racket: How children are sneaked out by the hundreds

Source: by Danish Raza Feb 20, 2013 That afternoon is indelibly printed in Saddam’s memory. He and his two-year- old sister Jabeen were playing in an auto rickshaw parked near their home in Washermanpet area of north Chennai. A man, who Saddam remembers, as “tall, short haired with a limp in his right leg”, appeared… Read more »

Indian family in fight to repatriate stolen daughter

Source: Date February 19,  2013 Fatima (left) and Salya attend the High Court in India in 2010. AN INDIAN mother, whose child was kidnapped and illegally adopted to  Australia, has accused the country’s officials and the girl’s adoptive parents  of blocking the now teenager from having contact with her and of making no  effort… Read more »

Laos probes sale of babies to Australians

Source: by: From correspondents in Hanoi From: AFP February 06, 20127:55PM LAOS is investigating a retired justice ministry official for allegedly selling adopted babies to Australians, Americans and Canadians for thousands of dollars each. The official is accused of seeking out unwanted babies in poor rural areas, obtaining adoption papers and selling the infants… Read more »

Adoption case raises fears over trafficking

Source: Geesche Jacobsen August 30, 2011 A FOUR-year old girl who had been informally given to a Sydney couple under a traditional Samoan adoption arrangement should return to her parents in Samoa, the Family Court has ruled. The girl known as ”S” had been promised to a childless great aunt and her husband before birth,… Read more »

Profit, not care: The ugly side of overseas adoptions

Date: 2011-06-05 Source: Lax regulation and an endless demand by childless couples in the West has created an often exploitative market in babies born in the developing world By Laurie Penny Sunday, 5 June 2011 In rural Nepal, where the going rate for a healthy orphan is $5,000 (£3,000), some 600 children are missing…. Read more »