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Email to Member of the European Parliament Eva Joly - child trafficking for adoption

See what we got through the grapevine: MUST READ

Here the European Parliament event - watch as of 38 minutes:
http://greenmediabox.eu/en/ct/93-A-European-statute-for-whistleblowers

Roelie Post
8 July 2015

to eva.joly
Dear Mrs. Joly,

I watched the Green's event on whistleblowers online. And saw how you tried to keep the question about my situation away from Julian Assange and Sarah Harrison. And how you prevented Ana Maria Gomes from being given the floor.
I also heard you were reluctant, very very reluctant, to accept my book. And I wonder why?

Does it has to do with the fact that your former colleague MEP Cohn-Bendit lend a listening ear to the "adoption lobby"? I can hardly imagine... By the way, it is said in the below mail that M. Cohn-Bendit knows me. Well, I certainly don't know him. So he might know "about" me, but he does not know me in person.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I admire your work. And somehow still had my hopes on you as a last option in case all would go wrong. I thought your lack of reply in 2009 was just because you were very busy, and still hope that was the case.

Girl adopted by couple from Wichita, Ka

A girl adopted by a couple from Wichita, Ka, was physically abused by her adoptive parents.
Date: 2014-03-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Wichita, Kansas
United States
See map: Google Maps

Boy adopted by Nakia Brice

9-year-old boy with Down Syndrome, adopted from Ukraine by Nakia Brice, was hit with a baseball bat by his adoptive mother.
Date: 2015-07-02
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother
Disabilities: yes

Location

Whetstone, Arizona
United States
See map: Google Maps

Boy adopted by Patrick Michael Anderson

A boy adopted by Patrick Michael Anderson was sexually abused by his adoptive father.
Date: 2015-06-28
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Corona, California
United States
See map: Google Maps

Two girls adopted by Stephen Darrell Taylor

Two girls adopted by Stephen Darrell Taylor and his wife, were sexually abused by their adoptive father.
Date: 2008-01-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Placement

Location

Yucaipa, California
United States
See map: Google Maps

The demise of the Joint Council on International Children's Services, the end of an era

Back in 2009, this website leaked an internal proposal of the Joint Council on International Children's Services (JCICS), detailing their dismal financial status and the credibility problems the organization was facing.

JCICS wasn't pleased we leaked their proposal and contacted us with a request for removal, which we understandably didn't honor. Instead we wrote a more thorough analysis of said document.

The financial situation JCICS faced back in 2009 was apparently not as dire as it seemed at the time, since the organization stayed afloat for at least another six years.

The credibility issue JCICS faced, they never overcame. Even though the organization was well aware how they were perceived and how true that perception was, they couldn't change who they were.

In a moment of clarity, the authors of the proposal wrote:

A timeline of Barnardo’s and other child emigration programs

More than 100,000 British children were sent to Canada by philanthropic organizations such as Dr. Barnardo’s — a practice that lasted for decades and later drew controversy and, finally, an apology.

By: Katie Daubs / thestar.com

Between 1869 and the late 1930s, more than 100,000 children were sent to Canada from Great Britain by philanthropic organizations like Dr. Barnardo’s.

Some were orphans, some were poor — many came from families who saw no other option. With overcrowding, disease and homelessness rampant in Industrial Revolution-era England, the idea was to send the children to the expansive land of Canada, where they could help on farms and have a chance at a good life.

Adoption Rehoming: How adopted kids can disappear without a trace

Transferring child custody, without government authority involvement - child trade or child trafficking? Published on Nov 12, 2014 He was only five years old when his adoptive parents decided they weren't going to keep him any more. They gave him away to a complete stranger who they found on the internet. Moses Gilbert was born in Liberia, adopted into Canada and then dropped off in Texas when the adoption didn't work out. All of this without any oversight or involvement from authorities. This unregulated practice is euphemistically called “rehoming” by communities that use online message-boards to trade children. B.C. Children's Advocate Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond explains that people who "rehome" after adoption are abusing a system that was never designed with this use in mind.

International Adoption: Kids treated like dogs, Part 2

Part II of this series explores the way American adoptive parents use underground internet adoption websites, avoiding any government official/ child protective service involvement and the need to pay child support for the adoptees they wish to rehome.

International Adoption: Kids treated like dogs, Part 1

Published on Mar 15, 2014 This report shows that when you adopt internationally and end up not liking the kid you can just "rehome" them like you would a pet on Craigslist. This Chinese girl was crippled, by Polio. When she got, handed over to her new "rehomed" family she was mistreated and they would punished her by taking away her leg brace that she used for walking.

Children adopted by Travis and Stacy Yates

Two girls, out of six children adopted by Travis and Stacy Yates, were sexually abused by their adoptive father. The abuser confessed to the abuse in 2014, but was allowed to live with his wife and four of the adopted children, until being sentenced to 37 years in prison a year later.
Date: 2014-02-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father
Home schooling: yes

Location

Nixon, Texas
United States
See map: Google Maps

4 children adopted by Richard and Cheryle Burton

4 children adopted by Richard and Cheryle Burton were kept locked in the house, malnourished and physically abused by their adoptive parents.
Date: 2012-11-03
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Mt. Airy, Georgia
United States
See map: Google Maps

Call for Participation - Babel Press concerning re-homing

Hello,

We, Babel Press, are a French TV production company working on a TV documentary on disrupted adoptions and re-homing and we are looking for families willing to share their story.

Babel Press has several bureaus around the world, including Paris, Delhi and Miami, where we are based. Our work has received several awards and recognitions, such as the Albert Londres Prize, considered the French equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. We work regularly with all major French television stations for documentaries. You can visit our website at: http://www.babelpresstv.com.

The documentary, which will be aired on public service in France, like PBS in the U.S., will tackle the issue of private re-homing and failed adoptions through: personal stories; community service; welfare organisations; and legislative bids to fix the situation. We are in contact with several lawmakers and organisations since several months. We are now looking for families and children that have experienced a bad or disrupted adoption or re-homing in any way and who are willing to be interviewed on camera to share their story.

C.T. Wilson

Charles County, Md delegate, C.T. Wilson was sexually and physically abused by his adoptive father.
Date: 1978-01-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

United States

Happy mother's day

It's it wrong to be hurt years later. Am I just being extra. I need closure. I found the paper on her death but still no pictures or a grave. It's like she just disappeared with no evidence. Happy mother's day to you all. Hold on tight and don't let go

Adam Crapser

Korean-born Adam Crapser faces deportation, due to a criminal history. He was adopted, then rehomed, was readopted by convicted child abusers Thomas and Dolly Crapser.

Home state: Oregon

Country of origin: Republic of Korea (South Korea)

Status:

Children adopted by Thomas and Dolly Crapser

Children adopted by Thomas and Dolly Crapser where physically and sexually abused.

One of the adoptees was Adam Crapser who faces deportation.
Date: 1991-09-18
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Keizer, Oregon
United States
See map: Google Maps

The lost children of the Holocaust

Polish researcher explores the untold story of Jewish children who were adopted by Christian parents during World War II and experienced a difficult identity crisis at the end of the war, some refusing to return to their families or to Judaism.

by Tali Farkash ynetnews.com
May 4, 2015

About a million Jewish children lived in Poland before World War II. Only few of them survived the Holocaust, mostly after being "adopted" by non-Jewish parents. But for an unclear reason, the story of these "miracle children" was pushed aside and neglected by historians for many decades.

Jenica Randazzo



9-year-old girl, adopted by her grand parents, Ernesto and Angela Rios, was beaten to death by her mentally ill uncle, Jason Rios, who lived at the same house.

State law prevented case workers to ask questions about Jason Rios' mental illness.
Date: 2015-02-05
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Other family member

Placement

Organizations: Eckerd Community Alternatives

Location

New Port Richey, Florida
United States
See map: Google Maps

The ups and downs of inter-country adoption

Earlier this month, the US Department of State, published its annual report on inter-country adoption, and for the 10th year in succession, the number of children adopted from abroad dropped.

Much has been written in the last decade, about this decrease in inter-country adoption, and while it is a real phenomenon that can be observed in all receiving countries, there is more to the story than just a decline within the last decade.

When American mainstream media reports news about the decline in inter-country adoption, they usually use 2004 as a starting point, when the US alone received 22,972 children from abroad.

Any recent figure will pale in comparison to this figure. For instance, the 6,441 children adopted from abroad in 2014 is less than one third of the number reached in 2004.

Boy adopted by Kimberly Durlin

14-year-old boy adopted by Kimberly Durlin was sexually abused by his adoptive mother. Durlin expressed that the sexual abuse started in an attempt to bond with her adopted son. According to news reports, when the detective contacted the boy's adopted father for a follow-up interview, the man allegedly told the officer that he didn't want to hear any more details about the case and said he planned on giving up his parental rights.
Date: 2015-04-11
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Location

Rathdrum, Idaho
United States
See map: Google Maps

A belated farewell to Mary Landrieu

January 3, 2014 marked the departure of Mary Landrieu from the national political scene and with that, her 18 year tenure as leader of the adoption lobby within congress.

During her years in the Senate, the Congressional Coalition on Adoption (CCA) grew out from a caucus that promoted adoption from foster care, to a full fledged lobbying arm of the adoption industry.

Most notable in that regard, was the foundation of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), in 2001. This tax exempt, charitable organization, went far beyond the original intent of the adoption caucus, and became a front office for the adoption industry and religious organizations,.

In hope of helping others, delegate reveals abuse as child

By Erin Cox / The Baltimore Sun

Del. C.T. Wilson stepped to the podium of a state Senate committee during a routine hearing, about to confess a secret..

He took a deep breath. "I don't really, really want to be here," he said.

He had weighed what might come of revealing his darkest truth to fellow lawmakers. At 43, he'd spent a lifetime building barriers of protection – 231 pounds of hulking muscle, hardly any close friends, training as a combat soldier, earning a law degree while working nights as a bouncer.

Wearing a gray suit, years removed from his daily nightmare, Wilson told the senators that as a child, his adoptive father repeatedly beat and then raped him.

"I can't describe to you the pain of being beaten, sodomized and molested for years," he said. Between ages 9 and 15, "I went from a difficult life to a downright hell."

The abuse at the hands of a man who died in 1999, Wilson said, made him an angry "monster" inside.

Torn from their mothers' arms

It's a tale of terrible heartbreak Britain's tried to forget: Hundreds of thousands of mothers forced to give up their babies because they weren't married. Now they want justice

By Frances Hardy/ The Daily Mail
24 March 2015

The legacy of loss and yearning has persisted — intractable and insistent — like a physical pain throughout Lorna Read’s adult life.

A day has not passed when she did not think of the daughter, her perfect baby with the white-blonde hair, she was forced to give up for adoption.

On a spring day in April 1969, when the child she had called Rowan was six weeks old, Lorna signed away her right to motherhood.

She did so for the simple reason — unimaginable today — that she was a single mother, having become pregnant to an art lecturer 11 years her senior when she was 23.

Girl adopted by Roberta and Joseph Shane

9-year-old girl, adopted by Roberta and Joseph Shane, was locked into a garage for extended periods of time.
Date: 2014-04-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal neglect, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Casper, Wyoming
United States
See map: Google Maps

Three children adopted by Jacqueline Ferguson

Three children adopted by Jacqueline Ferguson, were systematically beaten by their adoptive mother. There were already signs of abuse prior to the adoption, but nothing was done.
Date: 2015-03-23
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Location

Lonoke County, Arkansas
United States
See map: Google Maps

Boy adopted by Eric and Angela Corcoran

16-year-old boy adopted by Eric and Angela Corcoran was kept locked in the basement
Date: 2015-03-16
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal neglect, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Deerfield, Michigan
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl adopted by Douglas and Kim Sherman

15-year-old girl, adopted by Douglas and Kim Sherman was forced to live in a shed at the rear of the house. She was also beaten regularly.
Date: 2014-09-11
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Non-lethal neglect, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Bloom Township, Ohio
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl adopted by Justin and Marsha Harris

6-year-old girl adopted by Justin and Marsha Harris was re-homed, together with her 3-year-old sister, six months after the adoption was finalized. She came to live with Eric Cameron Francis, a former employee of Rep. Justin Harris. Cameron sexually abused the girl.
Date: 2014-04-04
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Other non-family member
Fundamentalist faith: yes

Location

Bella Vista, Arkansas
United States
See map: Google Maps

The Good Adoptee

I have a question for you and would appreciate any insight. Is there such a thing as an adoptee being too good? 

What I mean by that is, is it normal for an adoptee who was recently adopted behaving too good? A child who never complains, never asks for anything and is always polite. I came across this description in an article I was reading about a couple who adopted 8 kids. What jumped out at me whilst reading was how pleased they were that all the kids were happy, well behaved and polite and that none of the children made demands, infact they were all rather quiet.

I could not help but reflect on my own adopted cildren and noticed that the ones that were adopted older fit that same description, but the ones I raised since birth...did not. Infact, the children adopted as newborns (who are older now) make their feelings and wishes known very loudly to everyone around them.

I would appreciate any insight any one has as to what emotionally and psychologically is really at play here or the rationale behind this. Thank you in advance for the replies.

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