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Israeli serial sex abuser adopts Indian girl through surrogate mother

PTI : Jerusalem / indianexpress.com
June 7, 2013

An Israeli man convicted of sex abuse against young children has adopted a four-year-old Indian girl through an agreement with a surrogate mother in India, according to a media report.

Girl in UK, forced to become pregnant

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.
Date: 2013-04-28
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual exploitation
Abuser: Adoptive mother
Home schooling: yes


United Kingdom

The Adoption Subsidy: Good Intentions Unfortunate Realities

Despite alarming cases of abuse, the child welfare system still lacks strict safeguards to make sure parents who earn fees to care for children actually provide a nurturing home.

Dawn Post / citylimits.org
June 7, 2013

Utah adoption law provision discriminates against men, attorney claims

Utah Supreme Court » He says requiring sworn affidavit of support and child care plans from unwed fathers is unconstitutional.

By Brooke Adams

June 4, 2013 / The Salt Lake Tribune

Cambodia's Orphan-Industrial Complex

The country's orphanages are brimming, but along with brighter opportunities for poor kids come signs of long-lasting attachment issues.

June 3, 2013

Thousands of Irish women may sue over illegal adoptions to America and elsewhere

Judge rules in favor of Irish woman whose child was taken from her without her consent

from: irishcentral.com

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.

Gestational surrogacy a bad recipe for Louisiana

by Brenda DesOrmeaux / theadvertiser.com

Louisiana is poised to become the new California — a haven for reproductive tourism that exploits women and unborn children in a web of “gestational surrogacy” regulations.

Woman claims her baby was adopted without her consent

31 MAY 2013

A WOMAN who claims her baby was put up for adoption in the 1970s without her permission is entitled to sue for damages even though she is not contesting the adoption order, the High Court ruled.

13 on trial for child trafficking in Algeria

AFP / france24.com
May 27, 2013

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.

Any one else see this, from The Blind Side?

Today I read an article featuring yet another Reality Show that will help promote the adoption agenda.  Yay...because we don't have enough shows that exploit the unfortunate and the ignorant.

Personally, I am against any program that promotes the breaking of families, all so an adoption plan can become a reality.

I do, however, strongly support programs that promote the helping and mentoring of others, all without some sort of trade-agreement.

Christian Adoption Crusade Ignores Dark Side

By Kathryn Joyce / womensenews.org
WeNews guest author

Sunday, May 26, 2013

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.

Williamsburg displaying adoption fabrics from London

By Steve Szkotak
May 35, 2013 / AP hamptonroads.com

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.

Police uncover second 'baby factory' in a week

Nigerian police on Wednesday said they had found six pregnant teenage girls in a raid on a house and arrested three people suspected of planning to sell their babies.

AFP / May 16, 2013

It was the second so-called baby factory uncovered in a week in the west African nation.

Elder slams NT forced adoption plan

By Lisa Martin

May 20, 2012 / smh.com.au

An indigenous elder is pleading with Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles to scrap plans to address Aboriginal child neglect via forced adoptions.

Mr Giles has warned that Aboriginal children are being left with neglectful parents for fear of creating another stolen generation.

Okechukwu Maximus Ndianaefo: The merits of child trafficking

May 19, 2013 / Ynaija.com  (30 Days, 30 Voices)

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at, change – Wayne Dyer

Fears adoption could spark new Stolen Generation

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.

By Clare Rawlinson

May 14, 2013 / abc.net.au

Chief Minister Adam Giles has warned his Government will not shy from making tough decisions for the sake of child protection.

Activists call for tighter laws on adoption


Activists have called for the amendment of the Children’s Act to include rules and guidelines on legal guardianship.

By Carol Natukunda

May 6, 2013 / NewVision

CHILD rights activists want the Government to halt issuance of legal guardianship orders to anyone seeking adoption, arguing that it has been manipulated by child traffickers. 

Adoption checks and missed marks

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!

Children adopted by John and Carolyn Jackson

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.
Date: 2010-04-16
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Non-lethal neglect, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother
Home schooling: yes
Fundamentalist faith: yes


Mount Holly, New Jersey
United States
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Barriers to adopting a baby in Andhra Pradesh

Child Welfare officials explain the challenges of the adoption process in AP

By Padmini Copparapu 

May 1, 2013 / postnoon.com 

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.

The Evangelical Christian adoption movement: The orphan crisis that wasn't

Evangelical Christians are adopting children in large numbers - but are they doing more harm than good?

By Jill Filipovic

May 1, 2013 / aljezeera.com

Adoption drive could 'distract' from helping needy children, care inquiry finds

MICHAEL GOVE’s drive to increase adoption levels risks becoming a “distraction” from efforts to help the majority of children needing homes, an eight-month inquiry into the care system has concluded.

By John Bingham

May 1, 2013 / The Telegraph

The Dark, Sad Side of Domestic Adoption

One family's long quest to adopt a baby

By Jennifer Gilmore

April 30, 2013 / The Atlantic

Looking for Gu Cheng Qian and Gu Cheng Wen (intercountry adoption from China)

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

Moroccan adoption law change leaves foreigners in limbo

AFP, Rabat / alarabiya.net
April 21, 2013

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.

Split the baby: Two sides of an adoption battle

The fight over two baby girls could change how Minnesota considers relatives and race in adoption cases

By Olivia LaVecchia / citypages.com
Jan 16 2013

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