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SBS Interview about Korean Adoptee Deportations – Monte Haines

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Contributor of The “Unknown” Culture Club: Korean Adoptees, Then and Now, Monte was born in 1970 in South Korea and was sent for adoption to a family in Iowa in 1978 through Holt International on an IR-4 visa. His adoption was never finalized, and then Monte was again relinquished. He bounced around between several foster homes before he was legally …

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She’ll get US citizenship 60 years after being adopted, but thousands more must still wait

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In January, after 13 months in limbo, Ella Purkiss was finally granted survivor benefits from her deceased husband. She says if it had taken even one month longer she would have been evicted from her trailer home in Pahrump, Nevada. Next Friday, after 60 years of living in the US, she will finally be granted American citizenship. Purkiss, 62, was …

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Adoption Stories: Excerpts from Adoption Books for Adults

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Information is Power. Adopted people are diverse individuals with differing points of view, yet have been stigmatized into one type of people by the industry leaders. Even though we come from various backgrounds, we’ve been stereotyped as if all of us are somehow ungrateful if we don’t show enough appreciation, labeled as if having Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) when we …

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BBC HARD Talk Interview with Paul Redmond: The Adoption Machine

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It was front-page news around the world when a mass grave was discovered at a Mother and Baby Home in Ireland. The remains of almost 800 babies were found. But research by Paul Redmond showed that this was only “the tip of the iceberg”. He collected evidence of high death rates at homes for illegitimate children across Ireland and also …

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2021 Adoption Concerns

In About Us, Adoption, Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Long Lost Family, Rights, The Americas by Admin

Reasons why people may register a complaint and what to watch out for with unethical adoptions.  Keep in mind that though adoption may be legal in the United States or other European countries, what happens behind ‘closed’ doors or in foreign countries to obtain ‘your’ child is not always ethical and could lead to child trafficking. If your agency does …

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Exposing India’s Illegal Baby Trade – Journeyman

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“I wept. I tried to hang myself, so I could die.  Everything was pointless without my kids.  I swallowed medicines, drank kerosene oil.  I was admitted to a hospital for a month.  Then I swallowed pills, so I could die.” recalls Sunama. She didn’t know where they were, or if they were even alive. Sunama grieved, hoped, and lost hope …

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Adoption Stories: Excerpts from Adoption Books for Adults

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Information is Power. Adopted people are diverse individuals with differing points of view, yet have been stigmatized into one type of people by the industry leaders. Even though we come from various backgrounds, we’ve been stereotyped as if all of us are somehow ungrateful if we don’t show enough appreciation, labeled as if having Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) when we …

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SBS Interview about Korean Adoptee Deportations – Monte Haines

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Contributor of The “Unknown” Culture Club: Korean Adoptees, Then and Now, Monte was born in 1970 in South Korea and was sent for adoption to a family in Iowa in 1978 through Holt International on an IR-4 visa. His adoption was never finalized, and then Monte was again relinquished. He bounced around between several foster homes before he was legally …

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Ring in Columbia Kidnaps Children for Sale Abroad

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By Warren Hoge, Special To the New York Times 8-16-81 The authorities have uncovered a multimillion-dollar international ring in which hundreds of poor Andean children were kidnapped or bought from their mothers and sold under forged birth certificates and adoption papers to childless couples from the United States and Europe. A Bogota lawyer has been jailed on charges involving the smuggling …

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Babies for Sale: South Koreans Makes Them, Americans Buys Them

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Babies for sale. South Koreans make them, Americans buy them by Matthew Rothschild The Progressive, January 1988 Seoul, South Korea. Five pregnant women sleep on blankets on the tile floor of a small room. They keep their personal belongings in three wooden closets on one wall above their feet. This is home, at least until the babies come. The dormitory …

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Private Adoption Industry Reaps Profits

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A web of consultants, facilitators, and other middlemen have made private adoption a lucrative business. But the profit motives can leave mothers feeling coerced, and, nationwide, a lack of regulation creates opportunities for exploitation. In partnership with TIME, this Newsy report shows the murky world of the private adoption industry. This story was reported and published by Newsy.

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For the Creation of a Committee Investigating the Illicit Intercountry Adoptions Since ’70s

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Collective for the Recognition of Illicit Adoptions in France launched this petition addressed to the National Assembly and to 3 others (National Assembly representatives, French Government, Ministry of Foreign Affairs). CHANGE.ORG Petition is Here. Many of us have been asking, for a few years now, for an investigation into the illegal practices of intercountry adoption in France. As of today, …

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Canada’s Forced Adoption Practices Released

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Press conference: The Shame Is Ours | Conférence de presse : Honte à nous | Canada’s forced adoption practices released July 19, 2018 “It is time to begin the healing process for unwed mothers and the children they were pressured into giving up in the decades after the Second World War, the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology …

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SBS Interview about Korean Adoptee Deportations – Monte Haines

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Contributor of The “Unknown” Culture Club: Korean Adoptees, Then and Now, Monte was born in 1970 in South Korea and was sent for adoption to a family in Iowa in 1978 through Holt International on an IR-4 visa. His adoption was never finalized, and then Monte was again relinquished. He bounced around between several foster homes before he was legally …

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Babies for Sale: South Koreans Makes Them, Americans Buys Them

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Babies for sale. South Koreans make them, Americans buy them by Matthew Rothschild The Progressive, January 1988 Seoul, South Korea. Five pregnant women sleep on blankets on the tile floor of a small room. They keep their personal belongings in three wooden closets on one wall above their feet. This is home, at least until the babies come. The dormitory …

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I’m looking for you MUM!!

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Hi, my name is Rossella Carrara Hürlemann and I’m looking for my biological parents. I was born in Peru. Rossella was adopted 44 years ago and wants to find biological parents.  She lives in Germany, has three daughters, and says that at six months she was given up for adoption to an Italian woman. She says that since she was …

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SBS Interview about Korean Adoptee Deportations – Monte Haines

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Contributor of The “Unknown” Culture Club: Korean Adoptees, Then and Now, Monte was born in 1970 in South Korea and was sent for adoption to a family in Iowa in 1978 through Holt International on an IR-4 visa. His adoption was never finalized, and then Monte was again relinquished. He bounced around between several foster homes before he was legally …

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Ring in Columbia Kidnaps Children for Sale Abroad

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By Warren Hoge, Special To the New York Times 8-16-81 The authorities have uncovered a multimillion-dollar international ring in which hundreds of poor Andean children were kidnapped or bought from their mothers and sold under forged birth certificates and adoption papers to childless couples from the United States and Europe. A Bogota lawyer has been jailed on charges involving the smuggling …

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Babies for Sale: South Koreans Makes Them, Americans Buys Them

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Babies for sale. South Koreans make them, Americans buy them by Matthew Rothschild The Progressive, January 1988 Seoul, South Korea. Five pregnant women sleep on blankets on the tile floor of a small room. They keep their personal belongings in three wooden closets on one wall above their feet. This is home, at least until the babies come. The dormitory …

Susan Lohan: Philomena Cheered by Stars While the State Turns Deaf Ear

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THE ‘real’ Philomena Lee, subject of the film Philomena, deserves the admiration and thanks of Ireland’s forgotten adopted people and their natural mothers for her undaunting campaign to have this dark chapter of our history highlighted. Thanks to the determination of this dignified 80-year-old lady, her daughter Jane, writer Martin Sixsmith, film producer Steve Coogan and movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, …

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Private Adoption Industry Reaps Profits

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A web of consultants, facilitators, and other middlemen have made private adoption a lucrative business. But the profit motives can leave mothers feeling coerced, and, nationwide, a lack of regulation creates opportunities for exploitation. In partnership with TIME, this Newsy report shows the murky world of the private adoption industry. This story was reported and published by Newsy.

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For the Creation of a Committee Investigating the Illicit Intercountry Adoptions Since ’70s

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Collective for the Recognition of Illicit Adoptions in France launched this petition addressed to the National Assembly and to 3 others (National Assembly representatives, French Government, Ministry of Foreign Affairs). CHANGE.ORG Petition is Here. Many of us have been asking, for a few years now, for an investigation into the illegal practices of intercountry adoption in France. As of today, …

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Babies for Sale: South Koreans Makes Them, Americans Buys Them

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Babies for sale. South Koreans make them, Americans buy them by Matthew Rothschild The Progressive, January 1988 Seoul, South Korea. Five pregnant women sleep on blankets on the tile floor of a small room. They keep their personal belongings in three wooden closets on one wall above their feet. This is home, at least until the babies come. The dormitory …

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Private Adoption Industry Reaps Profits

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A web of consultants, facilitators, and other middlemen have made private adoption a lucrative business. But the profit motives can leave mothers feeling coerced, and, nationwide, a lack of regulation creates opportunities for exploitation. In partnership with TIME, this Newsy report shows the murky world of the private adoption industry. This story was reported and published by Newsy.

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How I Survived Adoption.

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We offer global news on adoption based on the stories of families separated by adoption. The website was initiated in 2014 in conjunction with the anthology, Adoptionland: From Orphans to Activists, the first book to address issues that adoption agencies were too afraid to face or trying to hide–the families left behind and individuals adopted. Who are we? We are …

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Adoption Stories: Excerpts from Adoption Books for Adults

In About The Book, About Us, Adoption, Adoptionized, Commentary, Rights, The Americas, Uncategorized by Admin

Information is Power. Adopted people are diverse individuals with differing points of view, yet have been stigmatized into one type of people by the industry leaders. Even though we come from various backgrounds, we’ve been stereotyped as if all of us are somehow ungrateful if we don’t show enough appreciation, labeled as if having Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) when we …

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Savior or Neocolonialism

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A Still from Vanessa Beecroft’s The Art Star and the Sudanese Twins. Photograph: Vanessa Beecroft Film by Pietra Brettkelly “Without the knowledge of her husband, on her third visit to South Sudan, Vanessa attempts to adopt the twins. In a shell-shocked building the father of the twins puts his thumbprint to 10 copies of an affidavit.” Pietra Brett Kelly followed …

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The Child Citizenship Act of 2000

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December 1, 2000 The Child Citizenship Act of 2000 On October 30, 2000, President Clinton signed into law H.R. 2883, the Child Citizenship Act of 2000. The new law, Public Law 106-395, amends the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to permit foreign-born children—including adopted children —to acquire citizenship automatically if they meet certain requirements. It becomes effective on February 27, …

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For the Creation of a Committee Investigating the Illicit Intercountry Adoptions Since ’70s

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Collective for the Recognition of Illicit Adoptions in France launched this petition addressed to the National Assembly and to 3 others (National Assembly representatives, French Government, Ministry of Foreign Affairs). CHANGE.ORG Petition is Here. Many of us have been asking, for a few years now, for an investigation into the illegal practices of intercountry adoption in France. As of today, …

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2021 Adoption Concerns

In About Us, Adoption, Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Long Lost Family, Rights, The Americas by Admin

Reasons why people may register a complaint and what to watch out for with unethical adoptions.  Keep in mind that though adoption may be legal in the United States or other European countries, what happens behind ‘closed’ doors or in foreign countries to obtain ‘your’ child is not always ethical and could lead to child trafficking. If your agency does …

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10 Reasons Why You Should Be Careful Before Adopting Overseas in 2021

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Free Information Before You Pay the $30,000 Adoption Cost for Your Child: Adopted children are not asked if they want to leave their families, country of origin, and communities. Child finders (the middleman) are paid salaries to find the perfect child for the paying consumer. Many children are stolen or kidnapped for overseas adoption.  Children are not commodities. Many vulnerable …

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SBS Interview about Korean Adoptee Deportations – Monte Haines

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Contributor of The “Unknown” Culture Club: Korean Adoptees, Then and Now, Monte was born in 1970 in South Korea and was sent for adoption to a family in Iowa in 1978 through Holt International on an IR-4 visa. His adoption was never finalized, and then Monte was again relinquished. He bounced around between several foster homes before he was legally …

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Babies for Sale: South Koreans Makes Them, Americans Buys Them

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Babies for sale. South Koreans make them, Americans buy them by Matthew Rothschild The Progressive, January 1988 Seoul, South Korea. Five pregnant women sleep on blankets on the tile floor of a small room. They keep their personal belongings in three wooden closets on one wall above their feet. This is home, at least until the babies come. The dormitory …

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Private Adoption Industry Reaps Profits

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A web of consultants, facilitators, and other middlemen have made private adoption a lucrative business. But the profit motives can leave mothers feeling coerced, and, nationwide, a lack of regulation creates opportunities for exploitation. In partnership with TIME, this Newsy report shows the murky world of the private adoption industry. This story was reported and published by Newsy.

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For the Creation of a Committee Investigating the Illicit Intercountry Adoptions Since ’70s

In Adoption, Adoption Trafficking, Africa, Agency Complaints, Asia, Europe, Indigenous Communities, Long Lost Family, Rights, The Americas, Uncategorized by Admin

Collective for the Recognition of Illicit Adoptions in France launched this petition addressed to the National Assembly and to 3 others (National Assembly representatives, French Government, Ministry of Foreign Affairs). CHANGE.ORG Petition is Here. Many of us have been asking, for a few years now, for an investigation into the illegal practices of intercountry adoption in France. As of today, …

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SBS Interview about Korean Adoptee Deportations – Monte Haines

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Contributor of The “Unknown” Culture Club: Korean Adoptees, Then and Now, Monte was born in 1970 in South Korea and was sent for adoption to a family in Iowa in 1978 through Holt International on an IR-4 visa. His adoption was never finalized, and then Monte was again relinquished. He bounced around between several foster homes before he was legally …

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Babies for Sale: South Koreans Makes Them, Americans Buys Them

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Babies for sale. South Koreans make them, Americans buy them by Matthew Rothschild The Progressive, January 1988 Seoul, South Korea. Five pregnant women sleep on blankets on the tile floor of a small room. They keep their personal belongings in three wooden closets on one wall above their feet. This is home, at least until the babies come. The dormitory …

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For the Creation of a Committee Investigating the Illicit Intercountry Adoptions Since ’70s

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Collective for the Recognition of Illicit Adoptions in France launched this petition addressed to the National Assembly and to 3 others (National Assembly representatives, French Government, Ministry of Foreign Affairs). CHANGE.ORG Petition is Here. Many of us have been asking, for a few years now, for an investigation into the illegal practices of intercountry adoption in France. As of today, …

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#SorryJungIn

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Abusive Adoptive Parents: The Case of Jung In & Why BTS’s Jimin Apologized #정인아_미안해 #SorryJungin #Jimin Ever wondered what Korean adopted people are saying today about adoption? This is a powerful and important read for all. The adoptee voice is all too often silenced, and it can literally be life or death for some to be heard and seen.” – Claire, Amazon …

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Canada’s Forced Adoption Practices Released

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Press conference: The Shame Is Ours | Conférence de presse : Honte à nous | Canada’s forced adoption practices released July 19, 2018 “It is time to begin the healing process for unwed mothers and the children they were pressured into giving up in the decades after the Second World War, the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology …

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2021 Adoption Concerns

In About Us, Adoption, Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Long Lost Family, Rights, The Americas by Admin

Reasons why people may register a complaint and what to watch out for with unethical adoptions.  Keep in mind that though adoption may be legal in the United States or other European countries, what happens behind ‘closed’ doors or in foreign countries to obtain ‘your’ child is not always ethical and could lead to child trafficking. If your agency does …

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10 Reasons Why You Should Be Careful Before Adopting Overseas in 2021

In Adoption, Adoption Trafficking, Africa, Agency Complaints, Asia, Canada, Europe, Rights, The Americas by Admin

Free Information Before You Pay the $30,000 Adoption Cost for Your Child: Adopted children are not asked if they want to leave their families, country of origin, and communities. Child finders (the middleman) are paid salaries to find the perfect child for the paying consumer. Many children are stolen or kidnapped for overseas adoption.  Children are not commodities. Many vulnerable …

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Al Jazeera: Canada’s Dark Secret

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Al Jazeera | Canada’s Dark Secret | Featured Documentary “In 1996, the last residential school in Canada was closed down, bringing to light horrifying stories about the methods used to sever indigenous children from the influence of their families and to assimilate them into the dominant “Canadian” culture. Over more than a century, tens of thousands of families have torn …

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Destroy all birth registrations created by the adoption process…

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Photo credit: Craig Wallace Recently, I decided to apply for a certified copy of my “Long Form” birth certificate. (The “Long Form” contains such information as your parent’s names, the hospital you were born in, etc.) While working on the online application, one area I had to complete was “Parent(s) information at the time of this child’s birth.” There is …

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Babies for Sale: South Koreans Makes Them, Americans Buys Them

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Babies for sale. South Koreans make them, Americans buy them by Matthew Rothschild The Progressive, January 1988 Seoul, South Korea. Five pregnant women sleep on blankets on the tile floor of a small room. They keep their personal belongings in three wooden closets on one wall above their feet. This is home, at least until the babies come. The dormitory …

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Private Adoption Industry Reaps Profits

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A web of consultants, facilitators, and other middlemen have made private adoption a lucrative business. But the profit motives can leave mothers feeling coerced, and, nationwide, a lack of regulation creates opportunities for exploitation. In partnership with TIME, this Newsy report shows the murky world of the private adoption industry. This story was reported and published by Newsy.

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They Took Us Away From Our Mom.

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“They came marching right in and literally took us and thousands of other children from their homes.” The long and brutal history of the US trying to “kill the Indian and save the man”. Toward the end of the 19th century, the US took thousands of Native American children and enrolled them in off-reservation boarding schools, stripping them of their …

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How I Survived Adoption.

In Adoptionized, Uncategorized by Admin

We offer global news on adoption based on the stories of families separated by adoption. The website was initiated in 2014 in conjunction with the anthology, Adoptionland: From Orphans to Activists, the first book to address issues that adoption agencies were too afraid to face or trying to hide–the families left behind and individuals adopted. Who are we? We are …

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Adoption Stories: Excerpts from Adoption Books for Adults

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Information is Power. Adopted people are diverse individuals with differing points of view, yet have been stigmatized into one type of people by the industry leaders. Even though we come from various backgrounds, we’ve been stereotyped as if all of us are somehow ungrateful if we don’t show enough appreciation, labeled as if having Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) when we …

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For the Creation of a Committee Investigating the Illicit Intercountry Adoptions Since ’70s

In Adoption, Adoption Trafficking, Africa, Agency Complaints, Asia, Europe, Indigenous Communities, Long Lost Family, Rights, The Americas, Uncategorized by Admin

Collective for the Recognition of Illicit Adoptions in France launched this petition addressed to the National Assembly and to 3 others (National Assembly representatives, French Government, Ministry of Foreign Affairs). CHANGE.ORG Petition is Here. Many of us have been asking, for a few years now, for an investigation into the illegal practices of intercountry adoption in France. As of today, …

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The Netherlands will immediately suspend adoptions from abroad.

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The Netherlands will immediately suspend adoptions from abroad.  The outgoing Minister for Legal Protection Dekker announced this in response to the report of the Joustra Committee on the Dutch adoption culture and the role of the government. Ongoing adoption procedures will still be completed, after an additional test. The State will also no longer rely on prescription in adoptees’ proceedings. …

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2021 Adoption Concerns

In About Us, Adoption, Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Long Lost Family, Rights, The Americas by Admin

Reasons why people may register a complaint and what to watch out for with unethical adoptions.  Keep in mind that though adoption may be legal in the United States or other European countries, what happens behind ‘closed’ doors or in foreign countries to obtain ‘your’ child is not always ethical and could lead to child trafficking. If your agency does …

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10 Reasons Why You Should Be Careful Before Adopting Overseas in 2021

In Adoption, Adoption Trafficking, Africa, Agency Complaints, Asia, Canada, Europe, Rights, The Americas by Admin

Free Information Before You Pay the $30,000 Adoption Cost for Your Child: Adopted children are not asked if they want to leave their families, country of origin, and communities. Child finders (the middleman) are paid salaries to find the perfect child for the paying consumer. Many children are stolen or kidnapped for overseas adoption.  Children are not commodities. Many vulnerable …

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The Lost Children of Cold War Greece

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With English Subtitles Watch this important documentary that explores a subject considered taboo until now: the adoptions of over 3,000 Greek children to the US and another 600 to the Netherlands in the 1950s and 1960s. “Nobody paid attention to the facts. The only important thing was that the children would go to America quickly and without much paperwork. That …

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Susan Lohan: Philomena Cheered by Stars While the State Turns Deaf Ear

In Adoption Trafficking, Excerpts, Rights by Admin

THE ‘real’ Philomena Lee, subject of the film Philomena, deserves the admiration and thanks of Ireland’s forgotten adopted people and their natural mothers for her undaunting campaign to have this dark chapter of our history highlighted. Thanks to the determination of this dignified 80-year-old lady, her daughter Jane, writer Martin Sixsmith, film producer Steve Coogan and movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, …

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Private Adoption Industry Reaps Profits

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A web of consultants, facilitators, and other middlemen have made private adoption a lucrative business. But the profit motives can leave mothers feeling coerced, and, nationwide, a lack of regulation creates opportunities for exploitation. In partnership with TIME, this Newsy report shows the murky world of the private adoption industry. This story was reported and published by Newsy.

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Chile’s stolen children: American woman finds her Chilean mother 36 years after birth

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By Rafael Romo Senior Latin American Affairs Editor (CNN) Growing up in Minneapolis, Alisa Clare Cohen constantly wondered whether her birth parents in Chile really abandoned her. Nearly four decades passed before she learned the truth. “The story that I was told was that my (biological) family had essentially never meant to keep me,” Cohen said. Her now-deceased adopted parents, Sheila and Steve …

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Scores of Children Illegally Adopted

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Dr. Irene Creedon took in babies from vulnerable mothers at her surgery She allowed adoptive parents to register children as their own Operations uncovered by mother-of-two when she began tracing her birth A well-known family doctor arranged scores of illicit and illegal adoptions across the nation over at least two decades, the Irish Mail on Sunday can reveal. Dr. Irene …

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The ‘orphan’ I adopted from Uganda already had a family – CNN

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“CNN investigation has uncovered children purposely being orphaned, Mothers thinking they are temporarily giving up their children to be educated, instead, they’re sold to adoptive families who think they are taking an orphan in need.” Anderson Cooper For original CNN investigational report, visit here. Adam and I thoroughly researched at each step of the process in the hopes of ensuring …

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Death of toddler adopted from India prompts calls to end intercountry adoptions — Reuters

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Rina Chandran MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The death in Texas of a three-year-old girl adopted from India a year ago has prompted renewed calls for an end to international adoptions, which campaigners say put vulnerable children at risk of abuse. The girl’s adoptive father, Wesley Mathews, was charged on Monday with injury to a child, a first-degree felony that …

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Inter-Country Adoption Racket Exposed!

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For tourists the pediatric ward resembled a supermarket  When a DNA database is created it was certain that our papers were fraud, because through DNA we have the proof of family ties.    Sometimes these contact persons say I have located your mother, but they don’t reveal the address.    The adoption agencies from western countries treated me as a …

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African Children being sold to U.S. families — CNN report

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The Davises shared their story exclusively with CNN, saying they believe that Ugandan children like Mata are being trafficked, with American families not knowing the real stories behind their adoptions. An investigation by CNN into this alleged trafficking scheme found that children are being taken from their homes in Uganda on the promise of better schooling, placed into orphanages even …

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3-Year-Old adopted child from India Missing Since Saturday

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FBI Evidence Team Now at Home of Missing 3-Year-Old The search is continuing for the child, who was reportedly last seen by her father, 37-year-old Wesley Mathews, at about 3 a.m. Saturday in the 900 block of Sunningdale in Richardson. An Amber Alert was discontinued Monday afternoon, because there has been no new information in the case, but authorities said …

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Private Adoption Industry Reaps Profits

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A web of consultants, facilitators, and other middlemen have made private adoption a lucrative business. But the profit motives can leave mothers feeling coerced, and, nationwide, a lack of regulation creates opportunities for exploitation. In partnership with TIME, this Newsy report shows the murky world of the private adoption industry. This story was reported and published by Newsy.

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I’m looking for you MUM!!

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Hi, my name is Rossella Carrara Hürlemann and I’m looking for my biological parents. I was born in Peru. Rossella was adopted 44 years ago and wants to find biological parents.  She lives in Germany, has three daughters, and says that at six months she was given up for adoption to an Italian woman. She says that since she was …

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The Netherlands will immediately suspend adoptions from abroad.

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The Netherlands will immediately suspend adoptions from abroad.  The outgoing Minister for Legal Protection Dekker announced this in response to the report of the Joustra Committee on the Dutch adoption culture and the role of the government. Ongoing adoption procedures will still be completed, after an additional test. The State will also no longer rely on prescription in adoptees’ proceedings. …

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For the Creation of a Committee Investigating the Illicit Intercountry Adoptions Since ’70s

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Collective for the Recognition of Illicit Adoptions in France launched this petition addressed to the National Assembly and to 3 others (National Assembly representatives, French Government, Ministry of Foreign Affairs). CHANGE.ORG Petition is Here. Many of us have been asking, for a few years now, for an investigation into the illegal practices of intercountry adoption in France. As of today, …

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They Took Us Away From Our Mom.

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“They came marching right in and literally took us and thousands of other children from their homes.” The long and brutal history of the US trying to “kill the Indian and save the man”. Toward the end of the 19th century, the US took thousands of Native American children and enrolled them in off-reservation boarding schools, stripping them of their …

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Al Jazeera: Canada’s Dark Secret

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Al Jazeera | Canada’s Dark Secret | Featured Documentary “In 1996, the last residential school in Canada was closed down, bringing to light horrifying stories about the methods used to sever indigenous children from the influence of their families and to assimilate them into the dominant “Canadian” culture. Over more than a century, tens of thousands of families have torn …

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A Chilean Adoptee intends to initiate the legal process after scandal

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Now the criticism is growing among adoptees from Chile. Tommy Leite is one of those who sees himself as a victim of human trafficking after SVT’s and Chilean journalists’ review. He demands that those responsible be held accountable and now plans to initiate a legal process. We meet Tommy Leite at his adoptive parents’ home in an apartment in central …

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Indigenous Children Forcibly Removed from their Mothers and Placed into Adoption

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“FORGET YOUR SON”: BRAZIL IS FORCIBLY TAKING INDIGENOUS CHILDREN AND PUTTING THEM UP FOR ADOPTION Élida smiled when I asked for an interview, but she was hesitant to allow her youngest child to leave her lap as we recorded. As a researcher, I had prepared to attend the sixth annual Kuñangue Aty, a large gathering of women from the Kaiowá …

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SBS Interview about Korean Adoptee Deportations – Monte Haines

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Contributor of The “Unknown” Culture Club: Korean Adoptees, Then and Now, Monte was born in 1970 in South Korea and was sent for adoption to a family in Iowa in 1978 through Holt International on an IR-4 visa. His adoption was never finalized, and then Monte was again relinquished. He bounced around between several foster homes before he was legally …

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Babies for Sale: South Koreans Makes Them, Americans Buys Them

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Babies for sale. South Koreans make them, Americans buy them by Matthew Rothschild The Progressive, January 1988 Seoul, South Korea. Five pregnant women sleep on blankets on the tile floor of a small room. They keep their personal belongings in three wooden closets on one wall above their feet. This is home, at least until the babies come. The dormitory …

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Private Adoption Industry Reaps Profits

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A web of consultants, facilitators, and other middlemen have made private adoption a lucrative business. But the profit motives can leave mothers feeling coerced, and, nationwide, a lack of regulation creates opportunities for exploitation. In partnership with TIME, this Newsy report shows the murky world of the private adoption industry. This story was reported and published by Newsy.

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For the Creation of a Committee Investigating the Illicit Intercountry Adoptions Since ’70s

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Collective for the Recognition of Illicit Adoptions in France launched this petition addressed to the National Assembly and to 3 others (National Assembly representatives, French Government, Ministry of Foreign Affairs). CHANGE.ORG Petition is Here. Many of us have been asking, for a few years now, for an investigation into the illegal practices of intercountry adoption in France. As of today, …

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SBS Interview about Korean Adoptee Deportations – Monte Haines

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Contributor of The “Unknown” Culture Club: Korean Adoptees, Then and Now, Monte was born in 1970 in South Korea and was sent for adoption to a family in Iowa in 1978 through Holt International on an IR-4 visa. His adoption was never finalized, and then Monte was again relinquished. He bounced around between several foster homes before he was legally …

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Private Adoption Industry Reaps Profits

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A web of consultants, facilitators, and other middlemen have made private adoption a lucrative business. But the profit motives can leave mothers feeling coerced, and, nationwide, a lack of regulation creates opportunities for exploitation. In partnership with TIME, this Newsy report shows the murky world of the private adoption industry. This story was reported and published by Newsy.

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Canada’s Forced Adoption Practices Released

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Press conference: The Shame Is Ours | Conférence de presse : Honte à nous | Canada’s forced adoption practices released July 19, 2018 “It is time to begin the healing process for unwed mothers and the children they were pressured into giving up in the decades after the Second World War, the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology …

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The Netherlands will immediately suspend adoptions from abroad.

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The Netherlands will immediately suspend adoptions from abroad.  The outgoing Minister for Legal Protection Dekker announced this in response to the report of the Joustra Committee on the Dutch adoption culture and the role of the government. Ongoing adoption procedures will still be completed, after an additional test. The State will also no longer rely on prescription in adoptees’ proceedings. …

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#SorryJungIn

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Abusive Adoptive Parents: The Case of Jung In & Why BTS’s Jimin Apologized #정인아_미안해 #SorryJungin #Jimin Ever wondered what Korean adopted people are saying today about adoption? This is a powerful and important read for all. The adoptee voice is all too often silenced, and it can literally be life or death for some to be heard and seen.” – Claire, Amazon …

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Holt Children’s Services Takes Heat in Abuse Death Case

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#SorryJungin The Last Letter to Jungin #SorryJungin 정인이에게 보내는 우리의 마지막 편지 (The Last Letter to Jungin)ㅣ그알PICK SEOUL, Jan. 7 (Yonhap) — Children’s rights activists on Thursday urged the health ministry to look into the role, if any, of a major adoption agency in the death of a 16-month-old adoptee. At a press conference near Cheong Wa Dae, the activists, …

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Exposing India’s Illegal Baby Trade – Journeyman

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“I wept. I tried to hang myself, so I could die.  Everything was pointless without my kids.  I swallowed medicines, drank kerosene oil.  I was admitted to a hospital for a month.  Then I swallowed pills, so I could die.” recalls Sunama. She didn’t know where they were, or if they were even alive. Sunama grieved, hoped, and lost hope …

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A Chilean Adoptee intends to initiate the legal process after scandal

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Now the criticism is growing among adoptees from Chile. Tommy Leite is one of those who sees himself as a victim of human trafficking after SVT’s and Chilean journalists’ review. He demands that those responsible be held accountable and now plans to initiate a legal process. We meet Tommy Leite at his adoptive parents’ home in an apartment in central …

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Ring in Columbia Kidnaps Children for Sale Abroad

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By Warren Hoge, Special To the New York Times 8-16-81 The authorities have uncovered a multimillion-dollar international ring in which hundreds of poor Andean children were kidnapped or bought from their mothers and sold under forged birth certificates and adoption papers to childless couples from the United States and Europe. A Bogota lawyer has been jailed on charges involving the smuggling …

Susan Lohan: Philomena Cheered by Stars While the State Turns Deaf Ear

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THE ‘real’ Philomena Lee, subject of the film Philomena, deserves the admiration and thanks of Ireland’s forgotten adopted people and their natural mothers for her undaunting campaign to have this dark chapter of our history highlighted. Thanks to the determination of this dignified 80-year-old lady, her daughter Jane, writer Martin Sixsmith, film producer Steve Coogan and movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, …

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Private Adoption Industry Reaps Profits

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A web of consultants, facilitators, and other middlemen have made private adoption a lucrative business. But the profit motives can leave mothers feeling coerced, and, nationwide, a lack of regulation creates opportunities for exploitation. In partnership with TIME, this Newsy report shows the murky world of the private adoption industry. This story was reported and published by Newsy.

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For the Creation of a Committee Investigating the Illicit Intercountry Adoptions Since ’70s

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Collective for the Recognition of Illicit Adoptions in France launched this petition addressed to the National Assembly and to 3 others (National Assembly representatives, French Government, Ministry of Foreign Affairs). CHANGE.ORG Petition is Here. Many of us have been asking, for a few years now, for an investigation into the illegal practices of intercountry adoption in France. As of today, …

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Canada’s Forced Adoption Practices Released

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Press conference: The Shame Is Ours | Conférence de presse : Honte à nous | Canada’s forced adoption practices released July 19, 2018 “It is time to begin the healing process for unwed mothers and the children they were pressured into giving up in the decades after the Second World War, the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology …

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SBS Interview about Korean Adoptee Deportations – Monte Haines

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Contributor of The “Unknown” Culture Club: Korean Adoptees, Then and Now, Monte was born in 1970 in South Korea and was sent for adoption to a family in Iowa in 1978 through Holt International on an IR-4 visa. His adoption was never finalized, and then Monte was again relinquished. He bounced around between several foster homes before he was legally …

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Babies for Sale: South Koreans Makes Them, Americans Buys Them

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Babies for sale. South Koreans make them, Americans buy them by Matthew Rothschild The Progressive, January 1988 Seoul, South Korea. Five pregnant women sleep on blankets on the tile floor of a small room. They keep their personal belongings in three wooden closets on one wall above their feet. This is home, at least until the babies come. The dormitory …

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Private Adoption Industry Reaps Profits

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A web of consultants, facilitators, and other middlemen have made private adoption a lucrative business. But the profit motives can leave mothers feeling coerced, and, nationwide, a lack of regulation creates opportunities for exploitation. In partnership with TIME, this Newsy report shows the murky world of the private adoption industry. This story was reported and published by Newsy.

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For the Creation of a Committee Investigating the Illicit Intercountry Adoptions Since ’70s

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Collective for the Recognition of Illicit Adoptions in France launched this petition addressed to the National Assembly and to 3 others (National Assembly representatives, French Government, Ministry of Foreign Affairs). CHANGE.ORG Petition is Here. Many of us have been asking, for a few years now, for an investigation into the illegal practices of intercountry adoption in France. As of today, …

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They Took Us Away From Our Mom.

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“They came marching right in and literally took us and thousands of other children from their homes.” The long and brutal history of the US trying to “kill the Indian and save the man”. Toward the end of the 19th century, the US took thousands of Native American children and enrolled them in off-reservation boarding schools, stripping them of their …

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Private Adoption Industry Reaps Profits

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A web of consultants, facilitators, and other middlemen have made private adoption a lucrative business. But the profit motives can leave mothers feeling coerced, and, nationwide, a lack of regulation creates opportunities for exploitation. In partnership with TIME, this Newsy report shows the murky world of the private adoption industry. This story was reported and published by Newsy.

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For the Creation of a Committee Investigating the Illicit Intercountry Adoptions Since ’70s

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Collective for the Recognition of Illicit Adoptions in France launched this petition addressed to the National Assembly and to 3 others (National Assembly representatives, French Government, Ministry of Foreign Affairs). CHANGE.ORG Petition is Here. Many of us have been asking, for a few years now, for an investigation into the illegal practices of intercountry adoption in France. As of today, …

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How I Survived Adoption.

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We offer global news on adoption based on the stories of families separated by adoption. The website was initiated in 2014 in conjunction with the anthology, Adoptionland: From Orphans to Activists, the first book to address issues that adoption agencies were too afraid to face or trying to hide–the families left behind and individuals adopted. Who are we? We are …

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SBS Interview about Korean Adoptee Deportations – Monte Haines

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Contributor of The “Unknown” Culture Club: Korean Adoptees, Then and Now, Monte was born in 1970 in South Korea and was sent for adoption to a family in Iowa in 1978 through Holt International on an IR-4 visa. His adoption was never finalized, and then Monte was again relinquished. He bounced around between several foster homes before he was legally …

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Private Adoption Industry Reaps Profits

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A web of consultants, facilitators, and other middlemen have made private adoption a lucrative business. But the profit motives can leave mothers feeling coerced, and, nationwide, a lack of regulation creates opportunities for exploitation. In partnership with TIME, this Newsy report shows the murky world of the private adoption industry. This story was reported and published by Newsy.

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Canada’s Forced Adoption Practices Released

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Press conference: The Shame Is Ours | Conférence de presse : Honte à nous | Canada’s forced adoption practices released July 19, 2018 “It is time to begin the healing process for unwed mothers and the children they were pressured into giving up in the decades after the Second World War, the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology …

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