Category: Belgium

Suspicious adoption of Congolese children: prosecution investigates all adoptions from the Tumaini orphanage

Source: LaNouvelleGazette 10 May 2017The federal prosecutor’s office will launch an investigation into all adoptions from the Congolese orphanage Tumanini, Het Laatste Nieuws said Wednesday, relaying information from the spokesman of the federal prosecutor’s office. Three adoptions are suspected of being illegal and eight others, also from the Kinshasa orphanage, are going under the microscope of… Read more »

Belgium/Congo “No indication of irregularities in adoptions in Flanders”

Source: (Google Translation) 5/05/17 – 13:20 Source: Belga© Benoit De Freine. The Flemish Center for Adoption (VCA), which prospective adoptive parents guides before and during the adoption procedure, has no evidence of irregularities in the only three adoptions in Flanders from the DR Congo in 2015. Even those children came from Tumaini orphanage in Kinshasa…. Read more »

Belgium/Congo ADOPTION FRAUD: Parliamentary Question

Source: By: editors 5/05/17 – 13u48 Source: Belga© Belga. (Google Translation) Why still working with the Congolese Tumaini orphanage and the Belgian-Congolese Julienne Mpemba while Congolese human rights organizations and Interpol already in 2013 possessed information that brought both in connection with the abduction of young children in 2015? That Flemish parliament Lorin Parys… Read more »

Adoption Fraud: Congo abducted children end up as “orphans” in Belgium

Source: HLN (Google translation) At least three Congolese ‘orphans’ who were adopted in our country, have biological parents in their home country. They were kidnapped and placed in an orphanage where they were given false names. The Belgian adoptive parents are oblivious and never knew that their children – Samira, Zakiatu and Jaelle – were… Read more »

This is Where I Belong: A woman’s search for her birth mother

Source: By Danish Raza December 18th, 2016 It’s a sunny afternoon in mid-December in a village of 200 families in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region. The men are out in the fields. Herds of children follow us around the narrow lanes. Women peep through half-open doors. As we drive past semi-plastered houses, Anusja suddenly wants things… Read more »

Four raids in investigation into trade in Congolese orphans

Source: THU 01/12/2016 11:40 date of the article Thu 12/01/2016 Floor Bruggeman – Update – Thu 01/12/2016 16:02 In an investigation into the trade in Congolese orphans the Federal Police this morning carried out four raids, three in Brussels and one in Liege. Earlier in the investigation, a woman was taken into custody. She… Read more »

Press release: Didier Reynders welcomes agreement Ugandan government for departure adoption children

Date: 2016-10-08 Source: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders announces that the Ugandan government has given its approval for the departure of four adoption children to Belgium. This decision allows for the Ugandan children to leave Kampala soon with a humanitarian visa to our country, together with their parents. The Minister… Read more »

Uganda: Belgium Pleads With Museveni On Adoption

Source: Belgian authorities have urged President Museveni to relax Uganda’s tough child adoption laws. Didier Reynders, the Belgium vice prime minister and minister for foreign affairs, made the plea in a meeting with President Museveni at the sidelines of the 71st UN general assembly in New York last week. According to a law passed in… Read more »

Adoption Lobby Alert: Belgium/Uganda

Belgian newspapers are reporting how the Belgian consulate in Uganda are holding Belgians hostage in Uganda. This because, according to the Flemish Central Authority, exit visas have been refused despite court orders. Now that would be terrible… But is this so? And if so, is there a reason? So ACT did some digging. First of all,… Read more »