Category: United States

Haiti judge: US citizen faces trafficking charges

Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com By Associated Press, Published: February 25 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A U.S. citizen and her Haitian mother face child-trafficking charges after they were caught carrying thousands of dollars in cash and running an adoption agency without a license, a Haitian official said Tuesday. Judge Borgella Shoute said Farah Marlin and Yrose Pressoir were stopped last… Read more »

US Shatto family received ruling on annulment of Russian orphan adoption

Source: http://rapsinews.com 13:49 20/02/2014 PSKOV, February 20 (RAPSI) – Alan and Laura Shatto have received the Pskov regional court’s ruling that revoked the adoption of Russian orphan Kirill Kuzmin, whose older brother Maxim died while under the adoptive parents’ care last year, the court’s spokesperson for the Yulia Pron told RIA Novosti on Thursday. On December… Read more »

Four Employees of Adoption Services Provider Charged with Conspiracy to Defraud the United States in Connection with Ethiopia Operations

Source: http://www.justice.gov Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Four Employees of Adoption Services Provider Charged with Conspiracy to Defraud the United States in Connection with Ethiopia Operations Four current and former employees of International Adoption Guides Inc. (IAG), an adoption services provider, have been indicted by a grand… Read more »

Russian-US agreement on cooperation over issue of children adoption annulled

Source: http://voiceofrussia.com 1 January 2014, 08:36 Russian-US agreement on cooperation over issue of children adoption annulled Dima Yakovlev © Photo: Vesti.Ru An agreement between Russia and the US on cooperation over the issue of adopted children is officially put out of action since January 1. The agreement was signed in July 2011 after several cases when… Read more »

Vietnamese girl ripped from family for US adopter

Source: http://www.thanhniennews.com December 30, 2013 13:45 Phung Thi Thanh (left) and her daughter Tran Thi Bay have been demanding that her granddaughter be returned by an orphanage that let the girl be adopted by Americans without their consent in 2007. Photo courtesy of Tuoi Tre A family in the central province of Quang Nam has… Read more »

US Shatto family absent at adoption annulment hearing in Russia

Source: http://rapsinews.com CONTEXT Russia launches criminal probe into US death of Maxim Kuzmin Children’s ombudsman demands police materials on Maxim Kuzmin’s death in US US parents cleared in death of adopted Russian boy Autopsy clears adoptive US parents of Russian orphan Maxim’s death Texan authorities refute Russian allegations about Maxim Kuzmin’s death 20/12/2013 PSKOV, December 20… Read more »

Russia launches criminal probe into online trafficking of adopted kids in US

Source: http://rt.com Published time: December 05, 2013 13:24 Russia has launched a criminal investigation into the illegal trafficking of children adopted by US citizens, the Investigative Committee has revealed. The Investigative Committee spokesperson Vladimir Markin said the case was started due to a journalistic investigation by Reuters and NBC initiated in September. “According to investigators, illegal… Read more »

‘Children of the market’ face US adoption nightmare

Source: http://rt.com November 13, 2013 15:58 WATCH VIDEO Reuters / Bogdan Cristel Children, Europe, Human rights, Law, Marina Portnaya, USA, Yulia Shapovalova A lack of legal oversight allows American parents to get rid of kids adopted overseas with impunity. Roelie Post of the organization Against Child Trafficking told RT about how “the children of the market”… Read more »