Category: Blogpost

Belgian professor sees no harm in commercialising the sale of children

5 February 2016   Professor Frederik Swennen (Belgium: 2011: Professor Frederik Swennen, specialist in family law and himzelf a ‘happily married gay”, says there is in this country no consensus for surrogacy. 2016: Source: I don’t understand that many in this country want to forbid commercial surrogacy. For one adoption from the US… Read more »

Bodnariu Family and the permanent destruction of families

4 February 2016 Since weeks there have been demonstrations against the Norwegian child protection services ‪#‎stopbarnevernet, in support of the Budnariu family. And it continues. Massive protest of Romanians are being organised all over the world. See the above picture taken in Brussels. Sadly it rarely gets connected to the broader child rights policy issue…. Read more »

Intercountry adoption: The Hot Potato

Why secrecy in negotiating agreement with #Unicef @eu_eeas @MimicaEU @FedericaMog #transparency @EUombudsman — ACT (@ACT_ACT) January 21, 2016 It is by now no secret that there is a burning issue when it comes to children’s rights. Something one should not speak about. Not touch. The “hot potato” is called intercountry adoption.

ACT’s End of Year Update

19 December 2015 Dear Friends of ACT, Please find attached our 2014-2015 Newsletter. Best wishes, The ACT-Team    

ACT Against Child Trafficking is BACK ON TRACK

6 October 2015 ACT was threatened with closure, because one of our clients refused payment for our services. But, we are glad to announce that the dispute has been settled and payment was made. And thus, ACT can continue. Don’t forget: what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger! ============================= ADOPTION LOBBY ALERT is an initiative of Against… Read more »

Fundraiser for ACT: Climbing the 02 Arena in London!

A GREAT INITIATIVE! In support of Against Child Trafficking (ACT),  Vishali Bij, Qarah Qureshi, Isha Mirza and Saba Mahmood will be raising funds towards ACT’s mission and mandate by climbing the 02 Arena on September 19, 2015.

The EU’s u-turn on childrens rights: a pro-adoption biased interpretation of key international instruments

8 September 2015 ACT’s contribution to the European State of the Union – Children’s Rights in the European Union A long story short: the European Union replaced the UN Convention with the Hague Adoption Convention.  Why? To re-open intercountry adoptions from Romania. First thing they did in 2005:  killing the professional career of their civil… Read more »

ACT in the NEWS: Foreign adoptions ‘make children commodities’

8 September 2015 PHOTO: “What is the definition of human trafficking? When there is an exchange of money for a human body, this is trafficking,” Anjali Pawar said. Excellent article by ABC Australia, reporting on ACT’s work. Mr Dohle and Ms Pawar, of the Europe-based NGO Against Child Trafficking (ACT), have long been involved with… Read more »

Kenya, another adoption scandal. The cost of Impunity.

There is a new adoption scandal. Kenya this time. It seems to never stop as the Western adoption agencies can operate with impunity. This also involves the newly created Danish Agency DIA, which is the agency created by the Danish government, out of a merger of Danadopt and AC Denmark. Why? Because of the Ethiopian… Read more »


13 July 2015 Against Child Trafficking and a European Commission civil servant (a colleague of whistleblower Roelie Post)  blew the whistle on children’s rights and and child trafficking for intercountry adoptions at the European Parliament. This European Commission’s civil servant informed Member of the European Parliament Cecilia Wikström about the intimidations/threats she gets. How Cecilia… Read more »