Category: Spain

Babies just another commodity

Source: 18 June, 2011 In rural Nepal, where the going rate for a healthy orphan is US$6000 ($7449), about 600 children are missing. They were taken by agents who came to the villages promising parents they would educate the children and give them a better life in the capital, sometimes for a steep fee…. Read more »

Profit, not care: The ugly side of overseas adoptions

Date: 2011-06-05 Source: Lax regulation and an endless demand by childless couples in the West has created an often exploitative market in babies born in the developing world By Laurie Penny Sunday, 5 June 2011 In rural Nepal, where the going rate for a healthy orphan is $5,000 (£3,000), some 600 children are missing…. Read more »

Teodor Baconschi: Government’s position is firm, Romania will not resume international adoptions

3 April 2011 Source: Romania for Export Only Commenting on Wikileaks, the Romanian Foreign Affairs Minister reconfirmed Romania’s commitment to no not resume the export of children. From    Baconschi Photo: Agerpres The Romanian Government’s position not to allow the resumption of international adoptions remains firm, although there is ”lobbying” from several European countries and the U.S., said Foreign Minister Baconschi on Sunday to Pro TV, according to Mediafax.

CBI files chargesheet in Preet Mandir case

Source:    It contains names of 114 witnesses, 168 documents against accused Vijay Chavan Posted On Wednesday, March 09, 2011 at 06:03:07 AM The Special Crime Branch of the CBI on Tuesday filed an 87-page chargesheet against six accused including trustees of Preet Mandir and then chairman of Child Adoption Resource Agency (CARA) for their… Read more »

Ethiopia to Cut Foreign Adoptions by Up to 90 Percent

Source:  March 5th, 2011 Peter Heinlein, VOA Ethiopia is cutting back by as much as 90 percent the number of inter-country adoptions it will allow, as part of an effort to clean up a system rife with fraud and corruption. Adoption agencies and children’s advocates are concerned the cutbacks will leave many Ethiopian orphans… Read more »

Spanish mother reunited with daughter she was told had died at birth

Source:  Case is latest in growing scandal over babies allegedly stolen by doctors and sold for adoption over several decades Giles Tremlett in Madrid, Sunday 20 February 2011 Spanish dictator General Francisco Franco (left) gives a certificate to a family in Madrid in 1942. For many years, parents were awarded for having large… Read more »

Spanish judge rejects ‘baby-theft’ probe

Date:2010-02-01 Source: General Francisco Franco ruled Spain from 1939-75. Spain’s attorney general’s office has rejected a demand that it open a national probe into allegations that newborn babies were stolen from their mothers and sold to other families for decades under a policy approved by Franco’s dictatorship. AFP – Spain’s attorney general’s office on Tuesday… Read more »

Hundreds of Spanish babies ‘stolen from clinics and sold for adoption’

Source:  The families of 261 babies who disappeared in Spanish hospitals over five decades call for an investigation Giles Tremlett in Madrid, Thursday 27 January 2011 18.56 GMT Hundreds of Spanish babies were stolen from their parents by a secret network of doctors and nurses and sold for adoption, according to a petition… Read more »