Category: United States

Death of toddler adopted from India prompts calls to end intercountry adoptions

Source: #ASIAOCTOBER 26, 2017 / 2:03 PM / UPDATED 7 HOURS AGO Rina Chandran 3 MIN READ MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The death in Texas of a three-year-old girl adopted from India a year ago has prompted renewed calls for an end to international adoptions, which campaigners say put vulnerable children at risk of… Read more »

US adoption agency could be punished for Sherin Mathews death

Source: SANYA DHINGRA 25 October, 2017 US adoption agency could be punished for Sherin Mathews death Three-year-old Sherin Mathews was found dead in Texas | Source: Facebook/WhereIsSherin CARA head says Holt International could be derecognised if lapses are found in its follow-up reports on three-year-old, Sherin Mathews, found dead in Texas. New Delhi: The head… Read more »

Suspicious adoption of Congolese children: prosecution investigates all adoptions from the Tumaini orphanage

Source: LaNouvelleGazette 10 May 2017The federal prosecutor’s office will launch an investigation into all adoptions from the Congolese orphanage Tumanini, Het Laatste Nieuws said Wednesday, relaying information from the spokesman of the federal prosecutor’s office. Three adoptions are suspected of being illegal and eight others, also from the Kinshasa orphanage, are going under the microscope of… Read more »

CID slaps murder charges on baby trafficking accused

Source: Dwaipayan Ghosh | TNN | Dec 2, 2016, 08.36 AM IST KOLKATA: The CID took a step closer to building a watertight case against the 20 alleged baby traffickers arrested so far -including four doctors -by slapping murder charges (IPC 302) on the accused. The fresh section was added on Thursday after the initial… Read more »

Karnataka child trafficking case: Children were sold to couples in US, Kenya

Source: NATION, CRIME DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SHILPA P Published Dec 2, 2016 The police have so far succeeded in tracing and rescuing as many as 16 children, including nine girls. Three children, including the one given to US-based software engineer, a couple in Kenya and the other given to owner of a textile showroom in… Read more »

Is this adoption agency selling children?

Source: By Fusion | November 8, 2016 In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nelufar visits a school and center for abandoned children. Here she meets the woman in charge, who tells Nel how she convinces parents to relinquish rights to their kids. The Traffickers airs Sundays at 10 PM on Fusion.

Who’s really profiting from international adoptions?

Source: By Fusion | November 8, 2016 Often adoption starts out with good intentions, but the desire to adopt internationally can lead to the exploitation of some of the world’s most vulnerable children. In this episode of The Traffickers, Nelufar Hedayat learns that money meant to care for children who are being adopted doesn’t always… Read more »

Uganda Tightens Foreign Adoption Rules

Source: Serginho Roosblad March 17, 2016 1:00 PM KAMPALA— The Ugandan parliament voted unanimously this month in favor of a new law that makes it harder for foreigners to adopt children and take them out of the country. Proponents say the new law closes loopholes exploited by child traffickers while critics say it may rob… Read more »

Forced Adoptions: Suspicions that three minors could become victims of trafficking

Source: (Google Translation) 28 Jan 2016 Author: Doina Stimpovschii The children say they prefer to remain in Moldova and do not want to be adopted in the US. Adevarul Photo Archive A US family insists to adopt three brothers Moldovan minors against their will. The children say that in December last year, the Ministry of Labour, Social Protection… Read more »