Category: Parents Assistance Project

Malawi activist expresses concern over Madonna’s adoption application M

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) Malawi’s Human Rights Consultative Committee (HRCC), a network of 80 locally-based civil rights organisations, has expressed concern regarding the second adoption of a local child by US pop star Madonna, who has submitted her application to adopt three-year old Mercy James, an infant from an orphanage. HRCC chairperson Undule Mwakasungura told local and… Read more »

Madonna Lands in Malawi Amid Controversy

Source: www.people.com/  By Michelle Tauber Originally posted Sunday March 29, 2009 05:20 PM EDT The singer, 50, was accompanied by her daughter Lourdes, 12, and sons Rocco, 8, and David, 3, whom she adopted from Malawi last year. And she and Lourdes visited Chinkhota Village, where Madonna has purchased a large tract of land to… Read more »

Who’s against Madge’s adoption plans?

Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/  28 Mar 2009, 1246 hrs IST, IANS   A woman wants to stop pop star Madonna from adopting her granddaughter, alleging the singer is “stealing”  The 50-year-old Madonna had almost finalised the 19-month long effort to adopt four-year-old Mercy James, but the child’s grandmother Lucy Chekechiwa is now trying to prevent this, reports thesun.co.uk…. Read more »

Madonna must stick to Malawi law in second adoption: activists

Source: www.earthtimes.org/  Posted : Fri, 27 Mar 2009 10:17:57 GMT   Johannesburg – A human rights group in Malawi, where US popstar Madonna is trying to adopt a sibling for her three-year-old adoptive son David Banda, has warned the government to grant her no special favours. The 50-year-old star, whose 2006 adoption of Banda from… Read more »

Satara to Spain: Grandma wants adoption probed

Source: Times of India Satara to Spain: Grandma wants adoption probed Swati Deshpande , TNN, Feb 4, 2009, 04.43am IST MUMBAI: Kisabai Lokhande, an illiterate vegetable vendor from Karad, has been fighting a lonely battle to get back her two granddaughters who went “missing” from a children’s remand home in Satara in 2004. In 2005,… Read more »

Woman adopted by US couple has nowhere to go

Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com 31 Jan 2009 MUMBAI: The Bombay high court on Friday issued notices to the central government and the Central Adoption and Resources Authority (CARA) seeking   its response to a petition filed by 27-year-old Jennifer Haines, an Indian adopted by a US couple about 20 years ago who was sent back to India… Read more »

File reply on Haynes’ plea, court tells govt

Source: www.dnaindia.com Mayura Janwalkar Saturday, January 31, 2009 3:23 IST Mumbai: On the day of her first court hearing, Jennifer Haynes, 27, looked a tad nervous. Jennifer, who was deported to Mumbai in July 2008, is seeking action against the Americans for International Aid and Adoption (AIAA), the agency that processed her adoption papers, as… Read more »

Arun Dohle: Inside Story of an Adoption Scandal

In historical terms, intercountry adoptions from India have had a short run. Within thirty years of its inception, murky scandals of child kidnapping, falsifying paperwork, outright trading, and other tragic stories have ridden these intercountry adoptions. Worldwide, adoption experts widely believed that ratifying the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-Operation in Respect of… Read more »

Warning on suspect Indian adoption agency ignored

Source: The Australian  Michael McKenna | October 03, 2008 THE Goss government ignored a warning about an Indian adoption agency five years before it sent a young girl to an unwitting Queensland couple after she had allegedly been stolen away from her parents. The Bligh Government yesterday released a 1995 letter to Queensland’s then Department… Read more »