Category: Australia

Online investigation into overseas adoptions

Source: Suzanne Smith reported this story on Sunday, March 21, 2010 08:20:00 ELIZABETH JACKSON: A couple of weeks ago we featured an interview with Mary Ann Jolley from ABC TV’s Foreign Correspondent program. Mary Ann had an alarming story to tell about the largely unregulated inter-country adoption industry in the US. There were allegations… Read more »

‘My children were sold for 50 dollars’

Source: 19 Mar 2010, 1232 Over the last few days TIMES NOW has been bringing you a series of investigative reports on the rampant ‘sale’ of poor Indian children to foreign couples. For the Rollings of Australia, it was a shocker when they discovered eight years after they adopted 2 Indian children that they… Read more »

Australians caught in Ethiopian adoption nightmare

Source: By Cassie White Updated Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:03am AEDT Corruption allegations: A young girl in Ethiopia (AFP: Roberto Schmidt, file photo) The Evidence First warning: In 2005, a Federal Government report detailed concerns raised about Ethiopian adoptions. Second warning: In 2008, Against Child Trafficking wrote to the Government highlighting similar concerns. Supporting… Read more »

Adoption watchdog suppresses Ethiopia findings

Source:   By Mary Ann Jolley for Foreign Correspondent Updated Tue Mar 2, 2010 12:42pm AEDT A powerful international adoption overseer is refusing to release the results of its inquiry into the disturbing activities of American adoption agencies operating in Ethiopia. The inquiry was launched after ABC TV’s Foreign Correspondent exposed deep and dangerous flaws… Read more »

Stolen and Sold

Source: Broadcast: 24/02/2009 Reporter: Sally Sara What would you do if you discovered your adopted children were stolen and trafficked, and not willingly given up by their parents, as you’d believed?

Britain to apologize over forced child migrants to Canada

Source: Tiffany Crawford, Canwest News Service Published: Sunday, November 15, 2009 OTTAWA — The British government will apologize to the families of thousands of poor children who were shipped to Canada and Australia — where many were used as forced labourers and abused — according to an announcement Sunday that is being met with celebration… Read more »

Silence on case of stolen Indian children

Source: Rory Callinan From: The Australian November 06, 2009 12:48AM INDIAN authorities have failed to launch any investigation into how two stolen children were adopted in Australia despite being given documentary evidence last year proving the siblings were trafficked.

Warning on suspect Indian adoption agency ignored

Source: The Australian  Michael McKenna | October 03, 2008 THE Goss government ignored a warning about an Indian adoption agency five years before it sent a young girl to an unwitting Queensland couple after she had allegedly been stolen away from her parents. The Bligh Government yesterday released a 1995 letter to Queensland’s then Department… Read more »