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We want all adopters from Chile to be reviewed

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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How Adoption Has Mastered Humanity

Alienating a child from his biological family is exactly the same as erasing a part of the child. Teaching a child to unnecessarily hate his biology, preventing him from knowing his genetic family without cause, or lying to a child about his history, is to prevent a child from being his whole self.” Kate Dahlquist For hundreds of years and all …

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It’s Time to Reassess Adoption

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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Invisible Woman

I definitely recommend Grace Harstad’s Invisible Woman: A Birth Mother’s Memoir for the public and particularly for young women—if we as a global society want to protect mothers from adoption loss. As someone who has researched adoption internationally, historically, from the front door through to the back, nothing seems to surprise me anymore when it comes to adoption. However, Grace’s …

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In Hyunsu’s Memory

I am writing this letter on behalf of Hyunsu’s life and in his memory.  This letter is to Hyunsu’s Korean mother, Foster mother and ALL Mothers who want to protect their children, because I believe our children are an extension of ourselves.  First, I am so sorry of his tragic death and my greatest hope is that on a global …

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An Against Child Trafficking Success Story

 An Excerpt from “Inside Story of an Adoption Scandal” by Arun Dohle gives reason for the need of searches and reunions:  “In historical terms, intercountry adoptions from India have had a short run. Within thirty years of its inception, murky scandals of child kidnapping, falsifying paperwork, outright trading, and other tragic stories have ridden these intercountry adoptions. Worldwide, adoption experts widely believed that ratifying …

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Monte Haines Deportation Story

“The agencies that were involved in sending children overseas have been negligent in their responsibilities.” Monte Haines full deportation story, visit here: Adopted. Abused. 5 Foster homes. Wrongly Accused. And Deported: Hello, my American name is Monte Haines, and my Korean name is Han Ho Kyu. At age eight, I arrived in Iowa almost 6500 miles from Seoul, South Korea. I was …

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My Journey into Truth, Transparency, and Adoptionland

As of this writing, it’s been twelve years since my twin sister and I traveled to Seoul, South Korea, for the first time to attend the 2004 Korean Adoptee Conference. From the more than 160,000 children flown overseas by agency facilitators, 400 of us arrived in our motherland intending to celebrate, and contemplate, fifty years of intercountry adoption. During this …

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President Barack Obama

January 10, 2017 President Barack Obama Attn: Neil Eggleston, Senior White House Counsel 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington DC 20500 We ask that you please pardon Sandy Musser. Sandy lost a child to adoption in 1954 during a time called the Baby Scoop Era. This era started after the end of World War II. A network of special interest groups—mainly …

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BBC interviews Against Child Trafficking

Contributor of Adoptionland: From Orphans to Activists,  “I Can Never Forget: AFTERNOON. HOLIDAY. SUN IS SHINING. Normal people would spend this time with their family, but for those of us involved with Against Child Trafficking, this is not an option.  Instead, we keep working and fighting (against all odds) for adoptee and children’s rights. But none of us realized that …