By MICHAEL PEARSON
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 10/03/06
Alpharetta police have opened a criminal investigation into allegations an international adoption services company formerly headquartered in the city may have misused $500,000 in fees paid by prospective parents. The company, Amrex Inc., now operates out of offices in Atlanta and is well-known in international adoption circles for providing overseas legwork to stateside adoption agencies that help U.S. residents adopt foreign-born children.
Dec. 2007 release of a movie that focuses on the life of a sarcastic, smart-ass teen who finds herself pregnant, and deals with more questions and choices than she knows what to do with (or for) herself than she ever thought possible.
Can you please go into more detail about the difference between a "Missing Child" and one that's been "Abducted for Adoption"?
Please bare with me because these boards are sending me doolally. Right kerry, I tried to reply to you question (the above) as a reply but couldnt copy pictures so Im having to put it in a blog. Plus dont know how to do quote so above is your quote (hope you understood that, not sure I did).
VIENNA, Austria - A chimpanzee cannot be declared a person, Austria's Supreme Court has ruled, activists said Tuesday. An animal rights group had sought to have the chimp, Matthew Hiasl Pan, declared a person in hopes of gaining guardianship of the animal
I am not sure what I found the saddest when reading this. Lorraine Harris spent 16 months in prison wrongly accused of shaking her baby to death. At the start of her sentence she gave birth to a baby boy who was taken from her within hours of his birth and forcibly adopted.
At the end of the last year I was ready to give up. Not kill myself. Just give up. I was sick of how I was feeling, I was hurting proper bad. My eating disorder had come back with a vengeance and I just felt alone and stupid.
Ask yourself this. Could there be a more motivating factor than finding a missing child safe and well. In the hearts and minds of any decent human being, the child is all the motivation needed. Every now and again though something comes up that makes you ask questions.
Take the search for Maddie McCann. I know I have spoke on the McCanns before but they have created their own media monster for the inquisitive to explore.
Over the past week I have been asking everyone I know one question. What is child trafficking? Everyone knew it was illegal, few actually knew why it was illegal and ashamed as I am to say it a few even said they weren't interested! The lack of interest rightly or wrongly mainly stemmed from the image they had of illegal trafficking.