Category: Sweden

Slovakia: Adoptions to Italy halted

Source: http://spectator.sme.sk Missing Documentation Led To Suspension Of Adoptions 25 Mar 2013 Roman Cuprik Politics & Society ADOPTIONS of Slovak children to Italy were put on hold on February 19, due to what Slovakia identified as missing post-adoption reports on the fate of 72 Slovak children adopted by Italian families. The moratorium will remain in effect… Read more »

Gandhis vs a Swedish nurse: The murky secrets of international adoptions

Source: http://be.bing.com by FP Staff 10 September 2012 Why are the descendants of the Father of the Nation trying to keep an Indian adoptee from finding out who was her birth mother? Mihir Srivastava’s cover story for Open Magazine about the tangled web of international adoptions tries to shed light on many dark family secrets… Read more »

India: Family Secrets

Source: http://www.openthemagazine.com 15 September 2012 Cross-border adoption: the trauma of knowing one was given away at birth and the travails of trying to find out why BY Mihir Srivastava EMAIL AUTHOR(S) Tagged Under | adoption | birth | foster parents BELONGING THE QUEST Arun Dohle, in his foster father’s lap

Ghana To Streamline Inter-Country Adoption

Source: http://news.peacefmonline.com 4 June 2012 Ghana is to reform its adoption system with the establishment of a Central Authority (CA)at the Department of Social Welfare (DSW) to receive a list of all adoptable children to be entered into a national database. The CA as part of its mandate would receive all applications for inter-country adoption,… Read more »

NGOs up in arms against inter-country adoptions

Source: http://www.dnaindia.com Concerned over the alleged violation of fundamental rights of children, two children’s rights non-governmental organisations (NGOs), viz Thane-based Advait Foundation and Pune-based Sakhee have filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court asking for a complete ban on inter-country adoption of children. The PIL, to be heard by the bench of… Read more »

UN bashes Swedish children’s rights

Source: http://www.thelocal.se Published: 8 Oct 11 11:11 CET | Double click on a word to get a translation Online: http://www.thelocal.se/36622/20111008/ For the fifth time, Sweden has been criticised by the UN‘s Committee on the Rights of the Child for not having introduced their children’s rights convention as Swedish law. Sweden signed the convention in 1990,… Read more »

Profit, not care: The ugly side of overseas adoptions

Date: 2011-06-05 Source: http://www.independent.co.uk 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 »