16-year-old girl in the United Kingdom was forced by adoptive mother to get pregnant through artificial insemination. The divorced adoptive mother wanted to adopt another (4th) child, but wasn't approved. She then resorted to forcing her adopted daughter to get pregnant. The exploitation started when the girl was 14. The older 2 girls were adopted from country x by the US born woman (but permanent UK resident) and her Irish husband. The third girl was adopted after the divorce from 'country y' later identified as Kazakhstan.
Thousands of single mothers in Ireland who had their children taken from them and forced into adoption may flood the courts after a High Court decision allowed a woman to sue for damages for an illegal adoption of her child in the 1970s.
Thirteen people, including dual nationality French-Algerians, went on trial in Algiers on Monday accused of kidnapping Algerian children and selling them for adoption in France.
The case first emerged in 2009 and the prosecution alleges the defendants kidnapped an unknown number of children and transported them to the French city of Saint-Etienne, where they were adopted for a fee.
The rise of Christian adoption brings millions of new advocates supporting an industry often marked by ambiguous goals and dirty money, says Kathryn Joyce in this excerpt from "The Child Catchers." Like with all adoptions, it also makes the birthmother invisible.
When poverty or social mores forced a woman to abandon her infant at London's Foundling Hospital during the mid-18th century, a piece of fabric left with the child signaled the mother's intention to reclaim her baby. Among the thousands who left fabric pieces, few were able to return for their children.
The Northern Territory Chief Minister's suggestion Aboriginal children should be adopted when necessary for their protection has been met with an enormous response from the public and the child protection field.
Yesterday, we added yet another case of abuse in adoptive families, where the adopted children were subjected to disciplinarian cruelty. The case in question involves three children adopted from foster care by John and Carolyn Jackson, a devout Christian home schooling couple, at the time living at Picatinny Arsenal Installation, New Jersey.
After having added nearly 600 cases of abuse in child placement, some desensitization has kicked in. When we first started our archives every case was new and different, but with case 598 things have become eerily familiar.
Does the case involve infants or toddlers? Check! Was the child adopted less than 6 months ago? Check! Did the child suffer head trauma? Check! Did the parents claim the child fell down the stairs? Check! Did the coroner conclude the head trauma could not be self-inflicted? Check!
Three children adopted from foster care by John and Carolyn Jackson were allegedly assaulted with various objects by the adopters. The children allegedly sustained fractured bones, which no medical attention was sought for. Furthermore, the children were allegedly withheld food and water and were forced to to consume food that caused them pain and suffering, such as red pepper flakes, hot sauce, and/or raw onion.
One of the three children adopted by John and Carolyn Jackson died May 8, 2008.
John and Carolyn Jackson home schooled their children and claim the Department of Youth and Family Services persecute them for their religious beliefs. John E. Jackson is a Major in the U.S. Army.
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Non-lethal neglect, Non-lethal deprivation
Last week, a daily wage labourer was caught selling his one-month-old son for `1.5 lakh in Nizamabad. Neither the cruelty of the act nor the ‘going rate’ came as a surprise for those working in the child protection arena. Baby boys are a precious commodity in the Andhra Pradesh adoption scene and reports of buying and selling of children are more commonplace than anyone would care to admit.
I am looking for the adoptive parents of Gu Cheng Qian, girl, whose finding ad says she was born on April 16, 2004 and found on June 8, 2004 at the home of Mr. Lu Xiande, Tianxi Village, Jiaoxi town, Zhenyuan county, Guizhou province. It this case, Mr. Lu Xiande is actually the Chinese father of the child. The other child is
For more than a year Yassamane and Eric have been waiting to adopt a child in Morocco. But a decision to tighten the adoption law has thrown the whole process into doubt, leaving dozens of hopeful foreign couples in limbo.