Category: Parents Assistance Project

Grandmother Kisabai Lokhande

Grandmother Kisabai Lokhande placed her two grandchildren in for temporary care, education and protection in the Observation Home Satara (boarding school). From there the girls were transferred to the children home Preet Mandir in Pune.  From there the two grandchildren were, without their grandmother’s consent or knowledge, given to adoptive parents in Spain the mediation of… Read more »

Father: Ramesh Kulkarni

Countries: India, Denmark Agencies: Preet Mandir, AC International Child Support (AC Børnehjælp) After the death of his wife, Ramesh Kulkarni placed his four children for temporary care and protection in Preet Mandir. When Kulkarni arrived to meet his children a few months after leaving them at Preet Mandir, he was able to meet only two. He… Read more »

Preet Mandir adoption racket: Court rejects J K Mittal’s discharge plea

Source: http://sakaaltimes.com – Mubarak Ansari Tuesday, 23 July 2013 PUNE: A special CBI court recently rejected the discharge plea of J K Mittal, the then chairman of the Central Adoption Resource Agency (CARA), from his alleged involvement in ‘child adoption racket’ run by city-based Preet Mandir. The CBI investigated 70 in-country and five inter-country adoption cases… Read more »

German Claudia Gerstner in search of her biological mother in Mangalore

Source: http://www.daijiworld.com Wednesday, July 10, 2013 2:08:54 PM (IST) Florine Roche Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore Mangalore, Jul 10: “Blood is thicker than water” is a well-known German proverb, which means that bonds of common ancestry are stronger than any other. This is what has brought many of the foreign nationals who were adopted from India,… Read more »

Countries: India, Germany Terre des Hommes Germany and Nirmala Social Welfare Centre Ullal, Salvation Army Bombay Claudia Sabitha Gerstner, alias Ida Maria Esther from Munchen, Germany, was born on in India in 1975 in India, and adopted by a German couple.  

Inter-country adoptions come to haunt authorities after three decades

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com Stanley Pinto, TNN | Jun 7, 2013, 11.11 PM IST MANGALORE: The inter-country adoptions done in the 70’s have come back to haunt authorities here after three decades. A 37-year-old Indian born German national has lodged a complaint of kidnap, sale and sending her abroad under the guise of inter-country adoption without any proper… Read more »

When Ramesh wanted to take his four children, they were sent to a family in Denmark

Google Translation:   Full text in Danish HERE Politiken, 12 May 2013 In 2003, four Indian siblings abducted and adopted to Denmark against their father’s will. That believes the Indian Prosecutor leading a major case against the perpetrator, who is also accused of similar cases. The children’s father, Ramesh Kulkarni, the year before been widowed… Read more »

Biological parents require adoptions overturned

Date: 2013-04-14 Source: http://www.dr.dk An overturned adoption in the Netherlands has given masho’s biological parents a taste. They will now have custody back.

Adoptee Jennifer Haynes

Adoptee Jennifer Haynes was placed for temporary care and protection in an orphanage by her mother when she was 5 years old. Without her mother’s consent, in 1989, the Indian Courts orders were obtained by one Trust of a US adoption agency. She was abused by her adoptive father, and the adoption was ended. She also… Read more »

SC seeks clarity on citizenship status of adopted child

Source: http://www.deccanherald.com New Delhi, April 9, 2013, DHNS: A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court (SC) presided by Justice Gyan Sudha Misra on Monday has asked the Centre to explain the citizenship status of a child adopted by a foreign couple. The apex court poser came while hearing a special leave petition filed by 31-year-old Jennifer… Read more »