Category: Canada

Two charged in adoption agency fraud investigation

Source: Nadia Matos on the adoption agency charges Two people are facing numerous fraud charges in connection with an investigation at Cambridge-based Imagine Adoption Inc. Date: Friday Apr. 8, 2011 11:13 AM ET Two people have been arrested and charged in connection with fraud allegations at the Cambridge-based Imagine Adoption Inc. The non-profit adoption… Read more »

Kids of ‘quiet migration’ come of age

Source: Adoptees from other countries search for answers to sometimes painful questions BY DENISE RYAN, VANCOUVER SUN NOVEMBER 20, 2010 Jenna Wiebe was adopted from Korea at age three by a loving, tight-knit Abbotsford family. But she felt drawn to her birth country to see if she could find the woman who’d given her… Read more »

NGO in court for ‘child trafficking’

Source:   About 50 children were given up for adoption without official sanction. GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan Supreme Appellate Court on Wednesday took strong exception to a Gilgit-based NGO Sina Health and Welfare society accused of sending nearly 50 children abroad for adoption over the years without fulfilling legal formalities. The children were sent without birth… Read more »

Baby left at hospital in first use of child abandonment program

Source:  Tom Blackwell, National Post · Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 Someone opened a door at Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital, slipped a two-day-old baby into the bassinet on the other side and promptly walked out of the newborn’s life. Thirty seconds later, an alarm sounded inside, alerting emergency department staff to the new arrival, and giving the… Read more »

Haiti quake figure pleads not guilty in Vermont

Source: Date: 2010-09-17 By JOHN CURRAN Associated Press Writer Extradited from the Dominican Republic, wanted in Pennsylvania and indicted in Vermont for allegedly smuggling illegal immigrants, a former adviser to U.S. missionaries who were accused of taking children out of Haiti was ordered held without bail Friday. Jorge Torres, 32, pleaded not guilty in… Read more »

Alleged Child Traffickers on Board of Tamil TB Boat

Source: by Tom McGregor Fri, Aug 13, 2010, 10:32 PM World Vision Canada is demanding that the Canadian government crack down on any child traffickers who may be on board the Sri Lankan Tamil ship that is supposedly plagued by tuberculosis-infected passengers, which landed on Friday in British Columbia. The Toronto Sun reports that,… Read more »


Source: Margaret Somerville Two stories concerning the donation of gametes – sperm and ova – appeared recently in the media. One related that a “virtual” sperm and egg bank is being established that will only accept offers to donate from “beautiful” people. Internet polling will determine who is beautiful enough to do so. The… Read more »

Canadian fight to bring Ugandan kids home

Source: By ANDREW HANON, QMI Agency Denise and Franklin Guillaume hold adopted children Alex and Olivia in Uganda in 2009. The Edmonton couple are battling the federal government to bring the kids to Canada.