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10 Reasons Why You Should NOT Adopt Overseas in 2021

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Free information before you adopt: Adopted children are not asked if they want to leave their families, country of origin, and communities. Child finders (the middle-man) 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 poor parents are misled into relinquishing by …

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Adoption: What They Won’t Tell You…

In About The Book, About Us, Adoption, Adoption Trafficking, Agency Complaints, Asia, Canada, Europe, Long Lost Family, News, The Americas, Uncategorized by Admin

Hi! I’m Janine, the author of Adoption Books for Adults. My twin and I formed Adoption Truth & Transparency Worldwide Network in 2011. We hoped that it would give a place for adoptees to speak their truth without being accused of being this or that. It is so hard to believe it’s been almost ten years. We appreciate your presence here! You are invited to discuss …

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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

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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 HARDtalk 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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Korean adoptee died alone searching for his roots.

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The child who went on the road to adoption 37 years ago, temporarily returned home in his middle age, anxiously searched for his biological parents and at the end turned to ashes. He who wandered the whole country searching for his blood relatives, he could not feel the affection of his blood relatives and died alone, and even in death, …

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Adoptionland: From Orphans to Activists

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“We are the parents of the missing children. …I am a parent of a missing child. I don’t know where she is. I’ve had a reunion. I’ve seen her for five minutes in 32 years. I don’t know where she is.” Adoptionland: From Orphans to Activists

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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: What They Won’t Tell You…

In About The Book, About Us, Adoption, Adoption Trafficking, Agency Complaints, Asia, Canada, Europe, Long Lost Family, News, The Americas, Uncategorized by Admin

Hi! I’m Janine, the author of Adoption Books for Adults. My twin and I formed Adoption Truth & Transparency Worldwide Network in 2011. We hoped that it would give a place for adoptees to speak their truth without being accused of being this or that. It is so hard to believe it’s been almost ten years. We appreciate your presence here! You are invited to discuss …

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Adoption Stories

In About The Book, About Us, Adoption, Adoptionized, Messages, 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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We want all adopters from Chile to be reviewed

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Social workers in Chile have pressed mothers to leave their children. Sometimes they have been told that the children were born dead. This is what we call more than deficiencies in the review, this is human trafficking, writes Maria Diemar and Tommy Leite from the group chileadoption.se. OPINION In Chile, judge Mario Carroza investigates about 500 cases of what he suspects are …

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Adoptionland: From Orphans to Activists

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“We are the parents of the missing children. …I am a parent of a missing child. I don’t know where she is. I’ve had a reunion. I’ve seen her for five minutes in 32 years. I don’t know where she is.” Adoptionland: From Orphans to Activists

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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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Mother Reunites With Her Daughter After 42 Years Of Searching for Her | The Oprah Winfrey Show | OWN

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Linda was 15 years old when she was forced to place her baby girl for adoption. In 2010, genealogist Pam Slaton helped Linda find her daughter, Laura. It had been 42 years since Laura was born, and Laura flew more than 2,000 miles to meet the woman who gave her life. Here, witness the emotional mother-daughter reunion that brought Oprah …

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Twin Brothers Stolen and Sold to the Black Market: Interviewed by Oprah

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#BlastFromThePast In the 1930s and ’40s, a woman named Georgia Tann, a ruthless baby thief, ran a black-market ring stealing over 5,000 children and selling them to the highest bidder. In 1991, Twin brothers James and Thomas White, opened up to Oprah about the horrific abuse and torment they suffered from the moment that Georgia Tann’s gang kidnapped them at …

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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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Chinese Adoption Trafficking: Stolen Twin Girls

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In 2002, a two-year-old girl was confiscated by Chinese officials because her family had violated the one-child policy. This past February, during Lunar New Year, she traveled from Texas, where she had been adopted, to meet her real family and her twin sister. Ever wondered what adopted people are saying today about adoption?  

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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 NOT Adopt Overseas in 2021

In About The Book, Adoption, Adoption Trafficking, Adoptionized, Africa, Agency Complaints, Asia, Canada, Europe, Featured, Long Lost Family, Messages, Rights, The Americas by Admin

Free information before you adopt: Adopted children are not asked if they want to leave their families, country of origin, and communities. Child finders (the middle-man) 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 poor parents are misled into relinquishing by …

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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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The Truth About Our ‘Abandonment’ By Kara Bos

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The Korean Nationality Act Article 12 states: “Any national of the Republic of Korea who falls under one of the following subparagraphs shall lose his or her nationality (1948-presently Art. 15) -2. A person who has been adopted by an alien and has acquired the parent’s nationality…” I was adopted in 1984 from South Korea, and according to this Nationality …

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Mother Reunites With Her Daughter After 42 Years Of Searching for Her | The Oprah Winfrey Show | OWN

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Linda was 15 years old when she was forced to place her baby girl for adoption. In 2010, genealogist Pam Slaton helped Linda find her daughter, Laura. It had been 42 years since Laura was born, and Laura flew more than 2,000 miles to meet the woman who gave her life. Here, witness the emotional mother-daughter reunion that brought Oprah …

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Twin Brothers Stolen and Sold to the Black Market: Interviewed by Oprah

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#BlastFromThePast In the 1930s and ’40s, a woman named Georgia Tann, a ruthless baby thief, ran a black-market ring stealing over 5,000 children and selling them to the highest bidder. In 1991, Twin brothers James and Thomas White, opened up to Oprah about the horrific abuse and torment they suffered from the moment that Georgia Tann’s gang kidnapped them at …

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Chinese Adoption Trafficking: Stolen Twin Girls

In Adoption, Adoption Survivor, Adoption Trafficking, Agency Complaints, Asia, Long Lost Family, The Americas by Admin

In 2002, a two-year-old girl was confiscated by Chinese officials because her family had violated the one-child policy. This past February, during Lunar New Year, she traveled from Texas, where she had been adopted, to meet her real family and her twin sister. Ever wondered what adopted people are saying today about adoption?  

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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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The Truth About Our ‘Abandonment’ By Kara Bos

In Adoption, Adoption Survivor, Adoption Trafficking, Long Lost Family by Admin

The Korean Nationality Act Article 12 states: “Any national of the Republic of Korea who falls under one of the following subparagraphs shall lose his or her nationality (1948-presently Art. 15) -2. A person who has been adopted by an alien and has acquired the parent’s nationality…” I was adopted in 1984 from South Korea, and according to this Nationality …

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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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When 6700 children were adopted from India to Sweden, irregularities may have occurred

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Swedish authorities failed to ensure compliance with rules. Now an independent investigation and government grants are required for adopted people who want to search for their roots. Due to recent reporting in international and Swedish media such as Sweden’s Television concerning unethical adoptions from Chile and Sri Lanka to Sweden, we set aside from India the question: What is happening now? Over the …

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

In About The Book, Adoption, Adoption Survivor, Adoption Trafficking, Agency Complaints, Asia, Featured, Long Lost Family, Rights, The Americas by Admin

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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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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Mother Reunites With Her Daughter After 42 Years Of Searching for Her | The Oprah Winfrey Show | OWN

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Linda was 15 years old when she was forced to place her baby girl for adoption. In 2010, genealogist Pam Slaton helped Linda find her daughter, Laura. It had been 42 years since Laura was born, and Laura flew more than 2,000 miles to meet the woman who gave her life. Here, witness the emotional mother-daughter reunion that brought Oprah …

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Twin Brothers Stolen and Sold to the Black Market: Interviewed by Oprah

In Adoption, Adoption Survivor, Adoption Trafficking, Agency Complaints, The Americas, Videos by Admin

#BlastFromThePast In the 1930s and ’40s, a woman named Georgia Tann, a ruthless baby thief, ran a black-market ring stealing over 5,000 children and selling them to the highest bidder. In 1991, Twin brothers James and Thomas White, opened up to Oprah about the horrific abuse and torment they suffered from the moment that Georgia Tann’s gang kidnapped them at …

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Chinese Adoption Trafficking: Stolen Twin Girls

In Adoption, Adoption Survivor, Adoption Trafficking, Agency Complaints, Asia, Long Lost Family, The Americas by Admin

In 2002, a two-year-old girl was confiscated by Chinese officials because her family had violated the one-child policy. This past February, during Lunar New Year, she traveled from Texas, where she had been adopted, to meet her real family and her twin sister. Ever wondered what adopted people are saying today about adoption?  

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10 Reasons Why You Should NOT Adopt Overseas in 2021

In About The Book, Adoption, Adoption Trafficking, Adoptionized, Africa, Agency Complaints, Asia, Canada, Europe, Featured, Long Lost Family, Messages, Rights, The Americas by Admin

Free information before you adopt: Adopted children are not asked if they want to leave their families, country of origin, and communities. Child finders (the middle-man) 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 poor parents are misled into relinquishing by …

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The Lost Children of Cold War Greece

In Adoption Survivor, Adoption Trafficking, Agency Complaints, Europe, Rights, The Americas, Videos by Admin

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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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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10 Reasons Why You Should NOT Adopt Overseas in 2021

In About The Book, Adoption, Adoption Trafficking, Adoptionized, Africa, Agency Complaints, Asia, Canada, Europe, Featured, Long Lost Family, Messages, Rights, The Americas by Admin

Free information before you adopt: Adopted children are not asked if they want to leave their families, country of origin, and communities. Child finders (the middle-man) 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 poor parents are misled into relinquishing by …

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Adoption Stories

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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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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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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 NOT Adopt Overseas in 2021

In About The Book, Adoption, Adoption Trafficking, Adoptionized, Africa, Agency Complaints, Asia, Canada, Europe, Featured, Long Lost Family, Messages, Rights, The Americas by Admin

Free information before you adopt: Adopted children are not asked if they want to leave their families, country of origin, and communities. Child finders (the middle-man) 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 poor parents are misled into relinquishing by …

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Adoption Trafficking in Ethiopia

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My husband and I began our second Ethiopian adoption back in 2008. We had brought home our beautiful son in 2006. We wanted children so badly and fell in love with the country, the people, and of course our son. We knew our daughter was also ‘waiting’ for us there. Our story causes us heartbreak not only because of what happened to our child and her family but how selfish and naïve we were in hindsight, we genuinely didn’t know—we hadn’t found the forums.

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Twin Brothers Stolen and Sold to the Black Market: Interviewed by Oprah

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#BlastFromThePast In the 1930s and ’40s, a woman named Georgia Tann, a ruthless baby thief, ran a black-market ring stealing over 5,000 children and selling them to the highest bidder. In 1991, Twin brothers James and Thomas White, opened up to Oprah about the horrific abuse and torment they suffered from the moment that Georgia Tann’s gang kidnapped them at …

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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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Chinese Adoption Trafficking: Stolen Twin Girls

In Adoption, Adoption Survivor, Adoption Trafficking, Agency Complaints, Asia, Long Lost Family, The Americas by Admin

In 2002, a two-year-old girl was confiscated by Chinese officials because her family had violated the one-child policy. This past February, during Lunar New Year, she traveled from Texas, where she had been adopted, to meet her real family and her twin sister. Ever wondered what adopted people are saying today about adoption?  

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10 Reasons Why You Should NOT Adopt Overseas in 2021

In About The Book, Adoption, Adoption Trafficking, Adoptionized, Africa, Agency Complaints, Asia, Canada, Europe, Featured, Long Lost Family, Messages, Rights, The Americas by Admin

Free information before you adopt: Adopted children are not asked if they want to leave their families, country of origin, and communities. Child finders (the middle-man) 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 poor parents are misled into relinquishing by …

View Post

The Lost Children of Cold War Greece

In Adoption Survivor, Adoption Trafficking, Agency Complaints, Europe, Rights, The Americas, Videos by Admin

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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Exposing India’s Illegal Baby Trade – Journeyman

In About Us, Adoption Trafficking, Agency Complaints, Long Lost Family, Messages, News, Rights, Videos by Admin

“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: What They Won’t Tell You…

In About The Book, About Us, Adoption, Adoption Trafficking, Agency Complaints, Asia, Canada, Europe, Long Lost Family, News, The Americas, Uncategorized by Admin

Hi! I’m Janine, the author of Adoption Books for Adults. My twin and I formed Adoption Truth & Transparency Worldwide Network in 2011. We hoped that it would give a place for adoptees to speak their truth without being accused of being this or that. It is so hard to believe it’s been almost ten years. We appreciate your presence here! You are invited to discuss …

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A Chilean Adoptee intends to initiate the legal process after scandal

In Adoption, Adoption Survivor, Adoption Trafficking, Agency Complaints, Indigenous Communities, News, Rights by Admin

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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#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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Chinese Adoption Trafficking: Stolen Twin Girls

In Adoption, Adoption Survivor, Adoption Trafficking, Agency Complaints, Asia, Long Lost Family, The Americas by Admin

In 2002, a two-year-old girl was confiscated by Chinese officials because her family had violated the one-child policy. This past February, during Lunar New Year, she traveled from Texas, where she had been adopted, to meet her real family and her twin sister. Ever wondered what adopted people are saying today about adoption?  

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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 NOT Adopt Overseas in 2021

In About The Book, Adoption, Adoption Trafficking, Adoptionized, Africa, Agency Complaints, Asia, Canada, Europe, Featured, Long Lost Family, Messages, Rights, The Americas by Admin

Free information before you adopt: Adopted children are not asked if they want to leave their families, country of origin, and communities. Child finders (the middle-man) 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 poor parents are misled into relinquishing by …

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Adoption: What They Won’t Tell You…

In About The Book, About Us, Adoption, Adoption Trafficking, Agency Complaints, Asia, Canada, Europe, Long Lost Family, News, The Americas, Uncategorized by Admin

Hi! I’m Janine, the author of Adoption Books for Adults. My twin and I formed Adoption Truth & Transparency Worldwide Network in 2011. We hoped that it would give a place for adoptees to speak their truth without being accused of being this or that. It is so hard to believe it’s been almost ten years. We appreciate your presence here! You are invited to discuss …

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When 6700 children were adopted from India to Sweden, irregularities may have occurred

In Adoption, Adoption Survivor, Adoption Trafficking, Agency Complaints, Asia, Long Lost Family, News by Admin10 Comments

Swedish authorities failed to ensure compliance with rules. Now an independent investigation and government grants are required for adopted people who want to search for their roots. Due to recent reporting in international and Swedish media such as Sweden’s Television concerning unethical adoptions from Chile and Sri Lanka to Sweden, we set aside from India the question: What is happening now? Over the …

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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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Myka Stauffer rehomes inter-country adoptee from China

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Adoption Disruption, Abandonment, Trauma… As I’m sure many of you know I’m a strong-minded individual who values the voices of adoptees and to know that a YouTube Influencer and her hubby (Myka and James Stauffer) decided to showcase their lives so the world could witness their flashy dashy ways…I’m shaking my head hard. For all the Huxley’s of the world, …

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2021 Adoption Concerns

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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 NOT Adopt Overseas in 2021

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Free information before you adopt: Adopted children are not asked if they want to leave their families, country of origin, and communities. Child finders (the middle-man) 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 poor parents are misled into relinquishing by …

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Adoption: What They Won’t Tell You…

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Hi! I’m Janine, the author of Adoption Books for Adults. My twin and I formed Adoption Truth & Transparency Worldwide Network in 2011. We hoped that it would give a place for adoptees to speak their truth without being accused of being this or that. It is so hard to believe it’s been almost ten years. We appreciate your presence here! You are invited to discuss …

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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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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

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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 NOT Adopt Overseas in 2021

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Free information before you adopt: Adopted children are not asked if they want to leave their families, country of origin, and communities. Child finders (the middle-man) 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 poor parents are misled into relinquishing by …

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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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Adoption: What They Won’t Tell You…

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Hi! I’m Janine, the author of Adoption Books for Adults. My twin and I formed Adoption Truth & Transparency Worldwide Network in 2011. We hoped that it would give a place for adoptees to speak their truth without being accused of being this or that. It is so hard to believe it’s been almost ten years. We appreciate your presence here! You are invited to discuss …

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Briefing You Should Listen to About Forced Adoption

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A briefing is given to New Zealand Social Services and Community Committee on matters relating to forced adoption, July 1st, 2020 “Dear friends in our worldwide adoption community. I’m in New Zealand. I gave evidence before a government committee briefing on matters relating to forced adoptions. The committee paid close attention. They asked good questions after. They seemed receptive. If …

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India/Denmark Adoption Trafficking

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A lot went wrong in the adoptions of the 70s and 80s. At the time, adoptive children from both India, Bangladesh, and China were brought to the Netherlands without the knowledge of their parents. The children’s papers were also tampered with.  It has, therefore, become very complicated for them to find their biological family.  But what was the role and …

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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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Canada to Pay Millions in Indigenous Lawsuit Over Forced Adoptions

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By IAN AUSTEN OTTAWA — For decades, Canadian social workers forcibly separated indigenous children from their families, putting them up for adoption by nonnative families in Canada and around the world. On Friday, the Canadian government took a step to make amends for that adoption program, which began in the 1960s and lasted till the 1980s, by agreeing to pay …

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Adoptionland: From Orphans to Activists

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“We are the parents of the missing children. …I am a parent of a missing child. I don’t know where she is. I’ve had a reunion. I’ve seen her for five minutes in 32 years. I don’t know where she is.” Adoptionland: From Orphans to Activists

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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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10 Reasons Why You Should NOT Adopt Overseas in 2021

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Free information before you adopt: Adopted children are not asked if they want to leave their families, country of origin, and communities. Child finders (the middle-man) 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 poor parents are misled into relinquishing by …

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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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India/Denmark Adoption Trafficking

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A lot went wrong in the adoptions of the 70s and 80s. At the time, adoptive children from both India, Bangladesh, and China were brought to the Netherlands without the knowledge of their parents. The children’s papers were also tampered with.  It has, therefore, become very complicated for them to find their biological family.  But what was the role and …

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Adoption Trafficking in Ethiopia

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My husband and I began our second Ethiopian adoption back in 2008. We had brought home our beautiful son in 2006. We wanted children so badly and fell in love with the country, the people, and of course our son. We knew our daughter was also ‘waiting’ for us there. Our story causes us heartbreak not only because of what happened to our child and her family but how selfish and naïve we were in hindsight, we genuinely didn’t know—we hadn’t found the forums.

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Phil Donahue asks the hard questions about adoption.

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“Fighting for Rights After a Forced, Unethical Adoption.” From the historical archives of CUB Caller:  “I am a social worker and I worked for several (one in particular) adoption agencies. And a point that needs to be made here is that we are not allowed under any circumstances to give alternative information, and we are strongly encouraged not to do so. …

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What is the true cost of adoption?

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How much does an adoption cost? The average cost of an adoption is $30,000 maybe even up to $50,000 and is billion dollar business. The price of a newborn baby runs to tens of thousands. covering the costs of agencies, legal fees, and covering the costs of the mother.  Louis Theroux meets a family paying out huge amounts of money in the …

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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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Closed Adoptions a Form of Violence

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“The era of closed adoption is not behind us yet, not by a long shot, however that urgently needs to change.” A team of scholars says the legal practice of closed adoption raised “disconnected” people and is a form of violence. The scholars are part of a three-year project entitled Whangai and the adoption of Maori: healing the past, transforming …

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Adoptionland: From Orphans to Activists

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“We are the parents of the missing children. …I am a parent of a missing child. I don’t know where she is. I’ve had a reunion. I’ve seen her for five minutes in 32 years. I don’t know where she is.” Adoptionland: From Orphans to Activists

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It’s Time to Reassess Adoption

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To whom it may concern: Please consider reassessing the practice of adoption. For every family created by adoption, another family is forever torn For every baby sent overseas today, his/her identity is forever altered thereafter. Against Child Trafficking specifically, addresses child trafficking. Processing children reap the highest payouts, sometimes surpassing $60 – $70,000 per child. All other trafficking focuses on …

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Being called ‘anti-adoption’?

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Back home, I started to question the way babies were obtained for adoption. During the process of researching and writing, I tried to remain as neutral as possible and gave the facilitators the benefit of the doubt (even giving them my trust) over the course of full decade of reflection and study. I truly believed that they were saints and …

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First Light

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“Imagine your about to have a little one…the love you have for that little one…then imagine somebody outside of your family you don’t even know, making claims on your little one….they don’t like the way you live…and they are going to take your little one by force.  Imagine what the loss is when this is not just your family but …

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Mother Reunites With Her Daughter After 42 Years Of Searching for Her | The Oprah Winfrey Show | OWN

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Linda was 15 years old when she was forced to place her baby girl for adoption. In 2010, genealogist Pam Slaton helped Linda find her daughter, Laura. It had been 42 years since Laura was born, and Laura flew more than 2,000 miles to meet the woman who gave her life. Here, witness the emotional mother-daughter reunion that brought Oprah …

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Chinese Adoption Trafficking: Stolen Twin Girls

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In 2002, a two-year-old girl was confiscated by Chinese officials because her family had violated the one-child policy. This past February, during Lunar New Year, she traveled from Texas, where she had been adopted, to meet her real family and her twin sister. Ever wondered what adopted people are saying today about adoption?  

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2021 Adoption Concerns

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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 NOT Adopt Overseas in 2021

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Free information before you adopt: Adopted children are not asked if they want to leave their families, country of origin, and communities. Child finders (the middle-man) 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 poor parents are misled into relinquishing by …

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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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The Truth About Our ‘Abandonment’ By Kara Bos

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The Korean Nationality Act Article 12 states: “Any national of the Republic of Korea who falls under one of the following subparagraphs shall lose his or her nationality (1948-presently Art. 15) -2. A person who has been adopted by an alien and has acquired the parent’s nationality…” I was adopted in 1984 from South Korea, and according to this Nationality …

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Adoption: What They Won’t Tell You…

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Hi! I’m Janine, the author of Adoption Books for Adults. My twin and I formed Adoption Truth & Transparency Worldwide Network in 2011. We hoped that it would give a place for adoptees to speak their truth without being accused of being this or that. It is so hard to believe it’s been almost ten years. We appreciate your presence here! You are invited to discuss …

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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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When 6700 children were adopted from India to Sweden, irregularities may have occurred

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Swedish authorities failed to ensure compliance with rules. Now an independent investigation and government grants are required for adopted people who want to search for their roots. Due to recent reporting in international and Swedish media such as Sweden’s Television concerning unethical adoptions from Chile and Sri Lanka to Sweden, we set aside from India the question: What is happening now? Over the …

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10 Reasons Why You Should NOT Adopt Overseas in 2021

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Free information before you adopt: Adopted children are not asked if they want to leave their families, country of origin, and communities. Child finders (the middle-man) 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 poor parents are misled into relinquishing by …

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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

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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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Tribute to Roelie Post

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Janine Vance author of The Search for Mother Missing: A Peek Inside International Adoption, Adoptionland: From Orphans to Activists, Adoption: What You Should Know & Co-Founder of Adoption Truth and Transparency Worldwide Network reviews Roelie Post’s book, Romania for Export Only: the Untold Story of the Romanian ‘Orphans’. Roelie Post‘s book, Romania for Export Only: the Untold Story of the Romanian …

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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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Adoption: What They Won’t Tell You…

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Hi! I’m Janine, the author of Adoption Books for Adults. My twin and I formed Adoption Truth & Transparency Worldwide Network in 2011. We hoped that it would give a place for adoptees to speak their truth without being accused of being this or that. It is so hard to believe it’s been almost ten years. We appreciate your presence here! You are invited to discuss …

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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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When 6700 children were adopted from India to Sweden, irregularities may have occurred

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Swedish authorities failed to ensure compliance with rules. Now an independent investigation and government grants are required for adopted people who want to search for their roots. Due to recent reporting in international and Swedish media such as Sweden’s Television concerning unethical adoptions from Chile and Sri Lanka to Sweden, we set aside from India the question: What is happening now? Over the …

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India/Denmark Adoption Trafficking

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A lot went wrong in the adoptions of the 70s and 80s. At the time, adoptive children from both India, Bangladesh, and China were brought to the Netherlands without the knowledge of their parents. The children’s papers were also tampered with.  It has, therefore, become very complicated for them to find their biological family.  But what was the role and …

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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 NOT Adopt Overseas in 2021

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Free information before you adopt: Adopted children are not asked if they want to leave their families, country of origin, and communities. Child finders (the middle-man) 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 poor parents are misled into relinquishing by …

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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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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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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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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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Twin Brothers Stolen and Sold to the Black Market: Interviewed by Oprah

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#BlastFromThePast In the 1930s and ’40s, a woman named Georgia Tann, a ruthless baby thief, ran a black-market ring stealing over 5,000 children and selling them to the highest bidder. In 1991, Twin brothers James and Thomas White, opened up to Oprah about the horrific abuse and torment they suffered from the moment that Georgia Tann’s gang kidnapped them at …

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Chinese Adoption Trafficking: Stolen Twin Girls

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In 2002, a two-year-old girl was confiscated by Chinese officials because her family had violated the one-child policy. This past February, during Lunar New Year, she traveled from Texas, where she had been adopted, to meet her real family and her twin sister. Ever wondered what adopted people are saying today about adoption?  

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2021 Adoption Concerns

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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 NOT Adopt Overseas in 2021

In About The Book, Adoption, Adoption Trafficking, Adoptionized, Africa, Agency Complaints, Asia, Canada, Europe, Featured, Long Lost Family, Messages, Rights, The Americas by Admin

Free information before you adopt: Adopted children are not asked if they want to leave their families, country of origin, and communities. Child finders (the middle-man) 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 poor parents are misled into relinquishing by …

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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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Adoption: What They Won’t Tell You…

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Hi! I’m Janine, the author of Adoption Books for Adults. My twin and I formed Adoption Truth & Transparency Worldwide Network in 2011. We hoped that it would give a place for adoptees to speak their truth without being accused of being this or that. It is so hard to believe it’s been almost ten years. We appreciate your presence here! You are invited to discuss …

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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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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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Adoption: What They Won’t Tell You…

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Hi! I’m Janine, the author of Adoption Books for Adults. My twin and I formed Adoption Truth & Transparency Worldwide Network in 2011. We hoped that it would give a place for adoptees to speak their truth without being accused of being this or that. It is so hard to believe it’s been almost ten years. We appreciate your presence here! You are invited to discuss …

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Briefing You Should Listen to About Forced Adoption

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A briefing is given to New Zealand Social Services and Community Committee on matters relating to forced adoption, July 1st, 2020 “Dear friends in our worldwide adoption community. I’m in New Zealand. I gave evidence before a government committee briefing on matters relating to forced adoptions. The committee paid close attention. They asked good questions after. They seemed receptive. If …

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Adoption Stories

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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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Myka Stauffer rehomes inter-country adoptee from China

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Adoption Disruption, Abandonment, Trauma… As I’m sure many of you know I’m a strong-minded individual who values the voices of adoptees and to know that a YouTube Influencer and her hubby (Myka and James Stauffer) decided to showcase their lives so the world could witness their flashy dashy ways…I’m shaking my head hard. For all the Huxley’s of the world, …

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Designer Conception

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Designer Conception w/ DC activist Zave Fors Hosted by Not Your Orphan: Today I was lucky to speak with Designer-Conceived activist Zave Fors; about the similarities and differences between Adoptee and DC identity, trauma, and legal restrictions. It is VERY important that our discussions include how child rights are affected not just through adoption and child welfare, but through reproductive …

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Baby mix-up scandal women now planning legal action against adoption society

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by Shane Phelan The women at the center of the St Patrick’s Guild baby mix-up scandal are seeking court approval to bring lawsuits against the former adoption society. A joint application on behalf of Helen Maguire (71) and Christine Skipsey (52) was filed with the High Court by their solicitors last week, the Irish Independent has learned. A similar application …

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Adoption Trafficking in Ethiopia

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My husband and I began our second Ethiopian adoption back in 2008. We had brought home our beautiful son in 2006. We wanted children so badly and fell in love with the country, the people, and of course our son. We knew our daughter was also ‘waiting’ for us there. Our story causes us heartbreak not only because of what happened to our child and her family but how selfish and naïve we were in hindsight, we genuinely didn’t know—we hadn’t found the forums.

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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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Mother Reunites With Her Daughter After 42 Years Of Searching for Her | The Oprah Winfrey Show | OWN

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Linda was 15 years old when she was forced to place her baby girl for adoption. In 2010, genealogist Pam Slaton helped Linda find her daughter, Laura. It had been 42 years since Laura was born, and Laura flew more than 2,000 miles to meet the woman who gave her life. Here, witness the emotional mother-daughter reunion that brought Oprah …

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Twin Brothers Stolen and Sold to the Black Market: Interviewed by Oprah

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#BlastFromThePast In the 1930s and ’40s, a woman named Georgia Tann, a ruthless baby thief, ran a black-market ring stealing over 5,000 children and selling them to the highest bidder. In 1991, Twin brothers James and Thomas White, opened up to Oprah about the horrific abuse and torment they suffered from the moment that Georgia Tann’s gang kidnapped them at …

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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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The Lost Children of Cold War Greece

In Adoption Survivor, Adoption Trafficking, Agency Complaints, Europe, Rights, The Americas, Videos by Admin

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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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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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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