Adoption scam: central authority awaits report from state, US agency

Date: 2009-06-11

The Central Adoption Resources Authority (CARA) has filed a report in the case of an allegedly fraudulent adoption process carried out by an American agency. The adoption process had landed 27-year-oldhttp://www.indianexpress.com/news/adoption-scam-central-authority-awaits-report-from-state-us-agency/474704/ Jennifer Haynes in trouble after she was deported back to India in July last year.

Jagannath Patil, deputy director of CARA in his report, has said that CARA has communicated with the central agency in the US and also asked the Maharashtra Government to conduct an enquiry in this regard.

Patil stated that “CARA will be able to form any opinion in the matter only after getting reports from these quarters.”

Haynes, who was adopted by an American 20 years ago, had moved the Bombay High Court seeking action against the Americans for International Aid and Adoption (AIAA) which had processed her adoption papers.

In her petition, she has blamed the AIAA for jeopardising her stay in America as her adoption process was carried out in violation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989, and the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in Inter-Country Adoption.

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