Category: France

Reaction to France Inter’s reporting on so-called lucrative profit-making search business

Yesterdays French reporting on the so-called lucrative profit-making search business calls for some clarification from our side. Against ChildTrafficking (ACT) is a registered non-profit organisation in the Netherlands. Adoptee Rights Council (ARC) is a registered non-profit organisation in India. Therefore we are per definition not for profit. Together ACT and ARC run a professional office… Read more »

Nine French nationals of Mali origin file a complaint against an adoption agency

Date: 2020-06-08 Source: They are called Marie M., Jean-Noël R., Lise F. or Florent T. *. They were born in Mali about thirty years ago. All of them then became French, adopted through the Paris-based association Le Rayon de soleil de l’Enfant Alien. But under what conditions ? Thirty years after their adoption, this… Read more »

French couple shot dead in Haiti while seeking adoption, officials say

Source:  AFP November 25, 2019 Demonstrations in the streets of Port-au-Prince in March 2019, demanding the removal of Haitian President Jovenel Moise (AFP Photo/Valerie Baeriswyl) More Port-au-Prince (AFP) – Two French citizens were shot dead in Port-au-Prince at the weekend shortly after flying into the Haitian capital to adopt a child, diplomatic and other sources… Read more »

Adoptions in Dominica – suspension (06.01.2017)

Source: (Google Translation) The Mission of the International Adoption (MAI) informs families in an individual adoption procedure in the Dominican Republic about its decision, taken by order of 16 December 2016 pending publication in the Official Journal of the French Republic, to suspend all international adoptions in this country. Indeed, the MAI observes that the… Read more »

Une femme voyage d’Istanbul à Paris avec une enfant dissimulée dans un sac

Source: Par Mélanie Faure Mis à jour le 09/03/2016 La femme et l’enfant se trouvent toujours à l’aéroport de Roissy. La jeune femme a été interpellée à l’aéroport de Paris-Roissy à son arrivée de Turquie. Une fille de quatre ans se trouve en zone d’attente, et va être reconduite en Haïti. Elle voyageait sous une… Read more »

Small child found hidden in plane passenger’s carry-on luggage

Source: 9 March 2016 The woman placed the child at her feet under a blanket – but the girl was discovered when she needed to go to the toilet. A WOMAN WHO flew into Paris from Istanbul this week was found to have hidden a four-year-old girl in a bag on the plane, Air France… Read more »

Two fathers condemned at Bordeaux after using a surrogate mother

Source: Google Translation The | 07/01/2015 By Florence Moreau (Bordeaux, correspondence) “They were fully aware of committing a wrongdoing. They deliberately bypassed the French legislation. “Difficult to say at this time what the scope of the judgment of Wednesday, July 1 by the criminal court of Bordeaux, will be. Two men, a couple for… Read more »

The adoption of foreign children to the lowest in 30 years in France

Source: 01/03/2015 (Google Translate) In ten years, four times less foreign children were adopted in 2014, said Saturday the Quai d’Orsay. In France, 20,000 candidates for adoption in France have a valid file. Just over a thousand foreign children were adopted in 2014 by French parents, four times less than a decade ago, said Saturday… Read more »

Italians continue to lead in the number of Russian adoptions

Source: © RIA Novosti, Aleksei Naumov 10:01 03/07/2014 MOSCOW, July 3 (RAPSI) – Italians adopted 560 Russian children in 2013, the largest number among foreign countries, Russia’s Supreme Court said in a survey of adoptions by foreign parents or Russians living abroad. Last year, Russian courts approved the adoption of 1,232 of the 1,247 applications… Read more »