Category: Preet Mandir – child trafficking

Probe against Preet Mandir faulty, says CBI

Source: Published by: Noor Khan Published: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 Two years after giving a clean chit to Preet Mandir, a Pune-based adoption agency which is facing allegations of selling babies in the guise of international adoptions, the CBI today said that the probe against the agency was “faulty”. Additional solicitor general D J… Read more »

Woman moves HC to get back grandkids

Source: 11 Apr 2009, 0154 hrs IST, Swati Deshpande, TNN  Print  Email  Discuss Share Save CommentText: MUMBAI: Kisabai Lokhande, a 66-year-old illiterate woman from a Satara slum has filed a habeas corpus petition in the Bombay high court to get   back her two granddaughters who were given in an inter-country adoption and sent to… 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 »

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 »

Black Label bottle, cash and a child

Source: Date: 2007-06-19 By Pune: A CNN-IBN Special Investigation blew the lid off one of India’s biggest adoption agencies that has broken every adoption rule in the land to sell babies illegally to foreign parents. The Special Invstigation team exposed how this racket is nothing more than pure greed dressed up as charity…. Read more »

Bought in villages, sold in cities

Source: 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 »

The adoption nightmare

Source: 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 »

Report slams two adoption agencies

Source: 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 »

Preet Mandir says its hands are clean

Source: 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 »