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India - Malaysian Social Services case

2008 Aug 23
Ravindrath family Ravindranath family             

For years stolen children were processed through adoption agency and orphanage known as Malaysian Social Services, at Tiruverkadu in Chennai's northwest. MSS paid people to steal children, gave them new identities and placed them for adoption. As many as 165 stolen children may have been adopted by overseas parents, with 14 going to couples in Australia. See Individual cases:

Sateesh Kumar (Anbu Rohit Bisessar aka "Rahul") case
Subash (aka Ashraf) son of Sivagama and Nageshwar Rao case
Zabeen (aka Suji) daughter of Fatima and Sali case


Title Publication date
Dragged to court, teens want to return to Netherlands 2010 Aug 26
Family's 14 year long trauma ends 2010 Aug 20
Dutch teenagers reunite with mother in TN hamlet 2010 Aug 20
Dutch teens arrive for reunion with family 2010 Aug 19
Statewide child trafficking ring busted, 4 held 2010 Jun 21
Mother fights to meet son 11 years after his kidnap 2010 Jun 6
Overseas Adoptions 2009 Mar 12
Meet the Parents: The Dark Side of Overseas Adoption 2009 Mar 9
Warning on suspect Indian adoption agency ignored 2008 Oct 3
Sold for £20: just two of India's million stolen children 2008 Sep 7
Australian gov't beefs up adoption monitoring 2008 Sep 3
Birth parents want to see 'trafficked' child 2008 Sep 3
Govt under fire over India adoption response 2008 Sep 3
International adoption back under Australian scrutiny 2008 Sep 3
Courts should rule on stolen kids' fate 2008 Sep 2
Adoptive parents of 'kidnapped' children may face legal action 2008 Sep 2
Red tapism delays relief for parents 2008 Sep 1
The Great Indian adoption racket across four continents 2008 Sep 1
Stolen child 'OK to stay in Queensland' 2008 Aug 30
In search of the stolen children 2008 Aug 30
'Maybe now, we will get justice' 2008 Aug 30
Sent for studies, TN kids abandoned in Holland 2008 Aug 29
'Stolen' kids traced to Dutch orphanage 2008 Aug 28
Cover-up claim over 'stolen' child's adoption 2008 Aug 27
Painful truth about adopted children 2008 Aug 26
Tas adoptions cleared 2008 Aug 26
Concern over child trafficking 2008 Aug 26
Qld Govt still awaiting proof of Indian adoption racket 2008 Aug 26
Sold into prosperity 2008 Aug 26
Adoptions from India under scrutiny 2008 Aug 26
Reports of child trafficking in name of adoption "malafide" 2008 Aug 25
Australians risk losing adopted Indian children 2008 Aug 25
CBI unearths child kidnapping racket, Australian family stunned (Lead) 2008 Aug 25
CBI unearths child kidnapping racket 2008 Aug 25
Tasmania checks overseas adoptions 2008 Aug 25
Premier can't recall stolen kid cases 2008 Aug 25
Qld Govt investigates adoption after kidnapping claim 2008 Aug 25
Australia to return 'abducted' children? 2008 Aug 25
Australians risk losing adopted Indian children 2008 Aug 25
Heartbreak for child scam parents 2008 Aug 24
'Stolen babies' adoption racket 2008 Aug 24
Stolen children adopted in Australia: Report 2008 Aug 24
Qld: Govt to help investigate kidnapped Indian children claims 2008 Aug 24
Australian adoptees may be kidnap victims 2008 Aug 24
Kidnapped children adopted by Australians 2008 Aug 23
Oz Opposition leader demands 'returning' of kidnapped Indian kids 2008 Aug 23
Couples sent stolen children by Indian adoption agency 2008 Aug 23
Poor children 'adopted' in Australia were stolen from India, reveals Time magazine 2008 Aug 23
Australians adopt children allegedly stolen in India 2008 Aug 23
Time: Stolen Children 2008 Aug 21
Adoption kingpins in CBI cradle 2008 May 17
Dutch TV - press conference Dutch Minister of Justice 2007 May 1
Tamil Nadu is home to adoption rackets and child-labour gangs 2007 Feb 16
The Big Racket of Small Babies 2005 Jun 12
Manager held in child kidnap racket 2005 May 29
Behind the facade 2005 May 21
Photo of Ravindranath family 2005 May 21
Police bust child abduction racket 2005 May 16