The Adoption Bill, which has been presented in Parliament, follows the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in respect of inter-country adoption. The Family and Social Solidarity Ministry explained to CARLA GATT that this bill was drafted with the best interests of the child in mind.
Though I was born in 1965, I feel my story starts on 25 November 1954. That day both my natural parents and my adoptive parents got married and the often hard to explain who is who of my life story was formed. The short version would be, my natural father's sister and her husband adopted me, turning my aunt and uncle into my mother and father, my father into my uncle and my mother into the ex-wife of my uncle. On top of that it turned my brother and sister into cousins.
In two days it will be New Year's Eve, having barely recuperated from Christmas. For me New Year's Eve is the worst day of the year. It dwarfs Christmas in comparison. Every year all missed opportunities, failed achievements and utter stupidities of the past year come bombarding me. It's a day of sadness and decay while its outlook is the bleak month of January; the cold, barren winter time stretching out for at least another two and a half month.
If identical twins have sex with a corresponding set of identical twins, the children of these two couples, though legally (double) first cousins to one another, would genetically be as closely related to each other as ordinary full siblings.
The independent, non-governmental organisation International Advocates for Children (IAC) is moving its headquarters this year from Amsterdam to The Hague. On 26 June the IAC and the Municipality of The Hague signed the contract to facilitate the move. The IAC, established in 2001, is a rapidly growing non-profit human rights organisation for orphaned and abandoned children worldwide.
Pound Pup Legacy aims to be a web-resource on child-placement, neglect, abandonment, abuse and it's influence on the personal lives of those involved and society at large. As such we are collecting and creating content related to these subjects.
Contribute: Charities lose lots of money replacing departing benefactors
By Tracie McMillan
updated 7:19 a.m. ET Dec. 17, 2007
Anne Senft spends her work days raising money for the National Wildlife Federation. It’s not an easy job, and lately, it’s gotten harder. According to Senft, the Reston, Va.-based charity has been losing some 300,000 donors each year — nearly one-third of its nearly 1 million members.
Ask the average person, "What do you know about adoption?" and more than likely, the response will reflect a sentiment that shows a superficial knowledge about child-placement, and the business that goes behind selling children to other families in our society. There are laws based on contracts, and deals made during times of duress, yet profit and parenting is being sold to the highest bidders, and children are the ones being handled like cargo, trafficked to whatever place comes next.
An American woman has been arrested in the United States on charges of killing a baby she adopted.
Rebecca Kyrie, 28, was indicted with physical detention on Friday for murdering Chung Hei-min, a 13-month-old girl adopted from Korea about six months ago by the accused and her spouse David, according to The Indianapolis Star, a local daily published in Indianapolis in the U.S. on Sunday.
The arrest came after a three-month-long investigation by the Hamilton County Sheriff Department.
New Jersey's child welfare agency has shown a ''routine failure'' to adequately investigate allegations of abuse and neglect in foster homes and state-run institutions, leaving thousands of children under its care at risk of harm, a study has found.
Firstly, being an adoptee I had a personal narrative that use to tell me constantly that I wasn't good enough, there was something wrong with me because my parents didn't want me, and I wasn't worthy enough to be loved. I carried around these thoughts for a long time. It wasn't until I spoke to counselors that I realized these were false beliefs.