Category: Belgium

Congo clears the way for 72 adoptions after 2-year wait

Source: http://www.cnsnews.com By the Associated Press | November 2, 2015 | 10:35 AM EST KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s government cleared the way Monday for dozens of children to join their adoptive families abroad after more than two years of waiting, though a further 1,000 others will have to remain in orphanages for now. Fourteen of… Read more »

Adoption Lobby Alert: Child Trafficking in Uganda: critical times!

2 September 2015 ACT received through the grapevine a serious Adoption Lobby Alert.  We share it here, as it is seems to be a critical time in Uganda. Adoption agencies are throwing money around to try and keep the business going. From a trusted source: Reports out of Uganda are indicating that the US Embassy… Read more »

Mères porteuses: le CDH s’oppose «à toute forme de marchandisation du corps humain

Source: http://www.lesoir.be 3 Mai 2015 Un colloque américain très controversé est organisé ce dimanche, à Bruxelles, sur la gestation pour autrui (GPA) de manière commerciale. Bourse des mères porteuses: «C’est de la traite d’êtres humains», dénonce Karin Jiroflée Le CDH a dénoncé samedi, « avec force », la tenue d’une bourse des mères porteuses organisée dimanche,… Read more »

Beurs voor commercieel draagmoederschap zorgt voor commotie

Source: http://www.brusselnieuws.be door EVC © brusselnieuws.be Brussel 11:53 – 02/05/2015 Een Amerikaanse beurs voor commercieel draagmoederschap in Brussel zorgt voor ophef. De beurs richt zich specifiek naar homo-ouders. Het brengt allerlei privé-klinieken en bemiddelingsdiensten samen. Belgische experts bekijken het initiatief met argwaan, en ook de holebi-gemeenschap doet niet mee. Een promobeeld van Men Having Babies Een… Read more »

Babies for sale: the MR and CDH indignant (Surrogacy)

Source: http://www.dhnet.be (Google Translation) Saturday, May 2, 2015 Twenty private clinics and American agencies that facilitate commercially surrogacy (GPA) of babies brought their bags this weekend to Brussels. They are aimed at the LGBT community (gay, lesbian, bisexual) in Europe that wants a child. Some 140 gay couples would have registered to participate in this award…. Read more »

Mater Matuta requests investigation of old adoption practices

Date: 2014-08-20 Source: http://deredactie.be Hundreds of victims of illegal adoption remain looking for their parents or sometimes parents are looking for their children. A new association Mater Matuta wants to help mothers and children and requests that a commission will be established to investigate old adoption practices from the past. Mater Matuta eist onderzoek van oude… Read more »

Brussels woman finds mother after being kidnapped 30 years ago

Date: 2014-08-07 Source: http://www.flanderstoday.eu Child was stolen out of bed A 34-year-old Brussels woman was kidnapped 30 years ago from Guatemala and sold by her kidnapper to a Flemish couple for adoption, local police said. Dolores Maria Praet was four when her mother was forced to give her up for adoption because she was too poor to… Read more »

Court upholds suspended jail terms for illegal baby adoption

Source: http://www.expatica.com 6 December 2013 The appeal court in the Belgian city of Ghent has given suspended jail terms to a Dutch couple involved in an illegal adoption, according to Belgian media reports. The Dutch couple were given eight months suspended jail terms for buying the baby, known as Donna, in a complicated law suit involving… Read more »

Die verschwundenen Kinder von El Salvador

Source:  http://derstandard.at  29. August 2011 23:29 Viele Bürgerkriegsopfer wurden von Militärs für Adoptionen im Ausland entführt San Salvador – Das verknitterte und vergilbte Schwarz-Weiß-Foto hütet Raúl wie einen Schatz. Es ist das Einzige, was er von seiner Mutter noch hat. Als Raúl vier Jahre alt war, brachte seine Mutter ihn und den um ein Jahr jüngeren… Read more »

Salvadoran group dogged in search for children missing years ago in civil war

Source:  http://www.bellinghamherald.com   POSTED: Sunday, Jul. 24, 2011  By KEN ELLINGWOOD – Los Angeles Times GUARJILA, EL SALVADOR Her name is Milagro, or it was before her mother’s heart broke into a million bits. The girl was 4, dark-toned and skinny. On the day soldiers took her away, she wore a violet dress with short sleeves and tiny pleats…. Read more »