Category: Parents Assistance Project

Tamil Nadu is home to adoption rackets and child-labour gangs

Source: www.indianexpress.com CHENNAI, FEBRUARY 15 2007 : • When E Kathirvel and Nagarani, pavement- dwellers in Pulianthope, woke up on an October morning in 1999, they found their 18 month-old son Sateesh missing. On May 3, 2005, police located the boy. But he had been legally adopted by the Bisessars, a Dutch couple, who had named… Read more »

Bought in villages, sold in cities

Source: moneycontrol.com Date:2006-06-23 Maharashtra: Touts of adoption agencies love to tour villages in Maharashtra. Here babies from poor families and from unwed mothers can be bought cheap and then sold at adoption homes as orphans. “In rural areas in particular, the percentage of this happening is quite high. Babies can be found in certain villages… Read more »

Adoption victim meets her mother after 9 years

Date: 2005-12-25 Source: http://indiapulse.sulekha.com Dec. 25: A 17-year-old girl who was fraudulently given away in adoption when she was eight met her mother after nearly nine years. The meeting was initiated by her adoptive parents, Americans from Alabama in the United States.

Manager held in child kidnap racket

Date: 2005-05-29 Source: hinduonnet.com CHENNAI: The Central Crime Branch of the city police on Saturday arrested Somasundaram (48), Manager, Malaysian Social Services, near his residence in Koyambedu. The arrest was made by a team headed by Augustine Daniels, Assistant Commissioner of Police. Mr. Somasundaram was charged with signing fake documents pertaining to about 40 children… Read more »

The adoption nightmare

Source: www.hinduonnet.com Date: 2005-05-21 DIONNE BUNSHA in Pune NINA CAPTAIN (name changed) thought that adopting a child would be dream come true. She and her husband never bargained for the nightmare it was. Though the adoption papers had not come through, Nina flew in early from her home in Singapore to Pune, where the adoption… Read more »

A Challenge in India Snarls Foreign Adoptions

Source: http://query.nytimes.com By RAYMOND BONNER Published: June 23, 2003 HYDERABAD, India, June 16— Sharon Van Epps remembers the day she first held Haseena, with her rich black hair and dark eyes. The baby, just beginning to walk, did not make a sound, just held on to her tightly. ”I felt like something I’d been missing… Read more »

Report slams two adoption agencies

Source: cities.expressindia.com Wednesday, June 05, 2002 Anuradha Mascarenhas   Pune, June 4: A JOINT inspection of five recognised placement agencies in the city by the Central Adoption Resource Agency (CARA), New Delhi and State Department of Women and Child Development has found that services were unsatisfactory at adoption centres run by Renuka Mahajan Trust and… Read more »

Sale of infants: Police to grill Amala in Hyderabad

Source:http://hindu.com T. V. Sivanandan GULBARGA, APRIL 28. Two senior police officers from the State have been sent to Hyderabad to question the former film actress, Ms. Amala Akkineni, in connection with the alleged adoption racket, and her role in St. Theresa’s Tender Loving Care Home which is one of the orphanages suspected to be involved… Read more »

Preet Mandir says its hands are clean

Source: www.indianexpress.com Date: 1999-01-08   PUNE, Jan 8: Sahil Todankar’s story does not end with his reunion with his biological mother. On January 8, Preet Mandir, the orphanage where Sahil stayed for a few months called for a press conference to clear up its role in the affair. G.S. Bhasin, trustee of the Balwant Kartar… Read more »