India - Malaysian Social Services case

Ravindrath family Ravindranath family

For years stolen children were processed through adoption agency and orphanage known as Malaysian Social Services, at Tiruverkadu in Chennai's northwest. MSS paid people to steal children, gave them new identities and placed them for adoption. This continued unabated even though an Indian court cancelled one family's proposed adoption in 1995 because MSS had lied when it claimed a five-year-old girl was abandoned.
As many as 165 stolen children may have been adopted by overseas parents, with 14 going to couples in Australia. See Individual cases:

Sateesh Kumar (Anbu Rohit Bisessar aka "Rahul") case
Subash (aka Ashraf) son of Sivagama and Nageshwar Rao case
Zabeen (aka Suji) daughter of Fatima and Sali case
Date: 2008-08-23
Number of children: 165


Tiruverkadu, Tamil Nadu
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Dragged to court, teens want to return to Netherlands2010-08-26
Family's 14 year long trauma ends2010-08-20
Dutch teenagers reunite with mother in TN hamlet2010-08-20
Dutch teens arrive for reunion with family2010-08-19
Statewide child trafficking ring busted, 4 held2010-06-21
Mother fights to meet son 11 years after his kidnap2010-06-06
Overseas Adoptions2009-03-12
Meet the Parents: The Dark Side of Overseas Adoption2009-03-09
Warning on suspect Indian adoption agency ignored 2008-10-03
Sold for £20: just two of India's million stolen children 2008-09-07
Birth parents want to see 'trafficked' child 2008-09-03
Govt under fire over India adoption response2008-09-03
Australian gov't beefs up adoption monitoring 2008-09-03
International adoption back under Australian scrutiny 2008-09-03
Courts should rule on stolen kids' fate 2008-09-02
Adoptive parents of 'kidnapped' children may face legal action 2008-09-02
The Great Indian adoption racket across four continents2008-09-01
Red tapism delays relief for parents 2008-09-01
'Maybe now, we will get justice' 2008-08-30
Stolen child 'OK to stay in Queensland' 2008-08-30
In search of the stolen children 2008-08-30
Sent for studies, TN kids abandoned in Holland 2008-08-29
'Stolen' kids traced to Dutch orphanage 2008-08-28
Cover-up claim over 'stolen' child's adoption 2008-08-27
Tas adoptions cleared 2008-08-26
Qld Govt still awaiting proof of Indian adoption racket 2008-08-26
Concern over child trafficking 2008-08-26
Sold into prosperity2008-08-26
Adoptions from India under scrutiny 2008-08-26
Painful truth about adopted children 2008-08-26
Reports of child trafficking in name of adoption "malafide" 2008-08-25
Premier can't recall stolen kid cases 2008-08-25
CBI unearths child kidnapping racket 2008-08-25
Tasmania checks overseas adoptions 2008-08-25
Qld Govt investigates adoption after kidnapping claim 2008-08-25
Australians risk losing adopted Indian children 2008-08-25
Australia to return 'abducted' children? 2008-08-25
CBI unearths child kidnapping racket, Australian family stunned (Lead) 2008-08-25
Australians risk losing adopted Indian children 2008-08-25
'Stolen babies' adoption racket2008-08-24
Australian adoptees may be kidnap victims 2008-08-24
Qld: Govt to help investigate kidnapped Indian children claims 2008-08-24
Heartbreak for child scam parents 2008-08-24
Stolen children adopted in Australia: Report 2008-08-24
Oz Opposition leader demands 'returning' of kidnapped Indian kids 2008-08-23
Poor children 'adopted' in Australia were stolen from India, reveals Time magazine2008-08-23
Australians adopt children allegedly stolen in India 2008-08-23
Couples sent stolen children by Indian adoption agency2008-08-23
Kidnapped children adopted by Australians 2008-08-23
Time: Stolen Children2008-08-21
Adoption kingpins in CBI cradle2008-05-17
Dutch TV - press conference Dutch Minister of Justice2007-05-01
Tamil Nadu is home to adoption rackets and child-labour gangs2007-02-16
The Big Racket of Small Babies 2005-06-12
Manager held in child kidnap racket 2005-05-29
Photo of Ravindranath family2005-05-21
Behind the facade2005-05-21
Police bust child abduction racket2005-05-16


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