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01/12/2009

"Orphelins chinois" adoptés, pas vraiment orphelins?

poster chinois glorifiant la politique de l enfant unique.jpgUn certain nombre de parents adoptifs aux États-Unis, bouleversés par la série de reportages indiquant que leurs enfants pourraient avoir été volés à leur parents biologiques en Chine, vont en Chine pour mener leurs propres enquêtes.

Via le blog Fabriquée en Corée.


Adopted ‘Orphans’ Not Really Orphans?

Every year thousands of parents in the United States adopt babies from China. In the last five years more than 30 thousand children have been taken in by American parents. Now a series of newspaper reports suggests that some of those children were actually stolen from their birthparents in China.

Ruthann and Greg McGill hope that is not the case when it comes to their five and a half year old daughter Narissa whom they adopted from an orphanage in Southern China. They say they would have a very hard time giving her back. However they're pretty sure their adoption was legitimate because Narissa has health issues including facial paralysis, which could be expensive for Chinese parents to have treated.


Still the overall disturbing news is prompting many adoptive parents here in the US to conduct their own investigations IN China. Yes a number of families here in the US are so distraught over the thought that their adoption was fraudulent, they're now traveling to China to find the truth for themselves.

Jane Liedtke, founder of "Our Chinese Daughters Foundation" a non profit which offers programs and tours for families with Children from China, says China has actually done quite a bit to crack down on child trafficking over the years. Liedtke says they've shut down orphanages and thrown people responsible in prison.

She also adds that there is worry that too much negative attention around China and adoption could end up prompting China to clamp down on foreign adoptions. That says Liedtke could be harmful to the thousands of children and babies with birth defects or health issues, like Narissa, who are much more likely to be adopted by parents from the US and other countries around the world.

 

- Trafficking reports raise heart-wrenching questions for adoptive parents
Accounts of Chinese children being kidnapped, bartered and sold to orphanages have many adopters wondering about their children. Some may try to track down the birth parents -- but then what?
Los Angeles Times.

 

- China babies sold for adoption
Des dizaines de bébés-filles dans le sud de la Chine auraient été enlevés de leurs parents qui avaient enfreint les lois de la planification familiale et ensuite vendus pour l'adoption outre-mer.
BBC-News.

21/11/2009

Madagascar. Adoption d’enfant. Une mère victime d’une arnaque.

Madagscar.jpgEn signant des papiers sans les avoir lu, Olivia Rakotoarison, la mère biologique d'Elisa a commis la plus grave erreur de sa vie. Elle veut revoir sa petite fille.




Six ans après «l'enlèvement» de sa petite fille, Olivia Rakotoarison n'en peut plus et sort de son silence. Elle a mis au monde le 28 janvier 2003 la petite Haja Elisa Andrea. Se sentant victime d'une démarche qu'elle qualifie de machination, Olivia souhaite renouer avec une relation étroite avec sa fille et ses parents adoptifs.

« J'avais confié, en 2003, ma fille à madame Jacqueline, appelée aussi maman, laquelle s'est présentée comme responsable d'un centre de réinsertion pour enfants. Nous nous sommes mises d'accord pour qu'Elisa reste chez elle, ce après avoir dressé un acte devant un officier de police. Maintenant, je me suis rendue compte que j'ai commis une grave erreur en signant des papiers dont je ne connais même pas la teneur », avoue-t-elle.

Pour la petite histoire, mortes de faim et épuisées par une longue marche qu'elles avaient effectuée, Olivia et sa petite fille se sont évanouies non loin du domicile de « maman » à Ambohimiandra Mahazoarivo. Jouant le bon samaritain, madame Jacqueline les a pris en charge.
Après quelques échanges de propos, les deux femmes se sont entendues pour qu'Elisa soit confiée à madame Jacqueline, en tant que membre du personnel d'un centre de réinsertion pour enfants.
« Au bureau de la police, maman m'a déjà demandé si je suis partante pour l’adoption de ma petite fille par un couple étranger. Je lui ai répondu par l’affirmative, à condition qu’on m'autorise à rester en contact avec ma Elisa et surtout avec ses parents adoptifs», témoigne Olivia, tout en ne se souvenant pas avoir donner une réponse précise sur le sujet.

Quelques jours après avoir conclu l'accord auprès d’un officier de police, madame Jacqueline et Olivia se sont rendues au tribunal. « On m'a posé des questions sur la raison de ma décision de laisser mon enfant dans un centre, mais il n'était pas encore question d'adoption. Je me souviens toutefois qu'un couple européen se trouvait également au tribunal, mais leur présence n'a pas attiré mon attention. Je confirme cependant que je n'ai rien signé quand nous étions au tribunal », insiste Olivia.


Incarcérée


Elle reconnaît qu’elle n’a pas en sa possession aucun papier concernant sa fille actuellement, sauf une photo d’elle avec ses parents adoptifs, offerte par madame Jacqueline. « J'espère que je pourrai encore demander un extrait d’acte de naissance de ma fille auprès du bureau d’état civil d’arrondissement », précise-t-elle avec espoir.

« Grande fut pourtant ma surprise quand madame Jacqueline m'a informé quelques mois après notre conversation au tribunal que ma fille était déjà partie », raconte-t-elle au bord des larmes.
Pour la calmer, « maman » lui a promis de prendre en charge les frais de scolarité ainsi que les soins des trois autres enfants d’Olivia. « Elle m'a même conseillé de chercher un nouvel appartement plus décent, mais finalement elle ne nous a offert que 25 000 ariary par mois », toujours selon Olivia.

Un frère d'Elisa habitant avec sa mère a été hospitalisé en décembre 2003. Olivia s'est plié en quatre pour pouvoir réunir les frais avoisinant Ar 300 000.
« Heureusement que ma défunte tante a avancé la somme, sinon nous n'aurions pas pu quitter l'hôpital. Madame Jacqueline nous a promis de régulariser les factures, mais elle ne s'est jamais présentée à l'hôpital. C'est après avoir discuté avec son fils qu'on a su qu'elle a été incarcérée à cause d’une autre histoire d'adoption », poursuit la mère de la petite Elisa.
En dépit des propos menaçants proférés par le fils de madame Jacqueline, Olivia et sa tante se sont toujours rendues à la maison carcérale pour réclamer les frais d'hospitalisation régularisés par sa tante, ainsi que l'adresse exacte d'Elisa.

« Elle a toujours trouvé des excuses en avançant que les parents adoptifs d'Elisa changent tout le temps d'adresse. Concernant l'argent, elle l'a payé à la suite de pression exercée par un haut responsable de la prison au courant de l'histoire à force de nous côtoyer », révèle-t-elle.
Afin de rassurer Olivia, mère biologique d'Elisa, madame Jacqueline a déclaré que sa fille a été hébergée dans un centre situé non loin de la ville.
Pour sa défense, le responsable du lieu en question a réfuté l'existence de cette affaire. « Selon les règlements régissant les centres d'insertion pour enfants, les parents biologiques ont le droit de visiter leurs enfants. Pour ceux qui sont partis, nous avons l'obligation de garder le contact entre eux », explique le responsable du centre concerné.
Celui-ci continue en concluant que « le centre a collaboré avec une femme habitant à Ambohimiandra, mais elle ne s'appelle pas Jacqueline. Elle était chargée de régulariser nos papiers administratifs sur l'adoption. Depuis qu'on a fermé en 2002, je ne l'ai plus revue. J'ai aussi entendu qu'elle a été incarcérée, mais je ne suis pas au courant de ce qu'elle avait commis ».

Pour Olivia, la lutte continue jusqu'à ce qu'elle trouve l'adresse de sa fille Elisa.




Source : L'Express de Madagascar | 21-11-2009.




- Enquête. Trafic d’enfants. « Mon bébé contre quelques gros billets »
La vente d’enfant tend à se généraliser auprès certaines catégories de personnes très nécessiteuses. La pauvreté mène à des décisions dont la portée n’est pas prévisible à court terme.
L'Express de Madagascar.

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21/10/2009

Orphelins roumains, prêt à l'exportation vers l'Union Européenne.

Orphelins roumains pret a l exportation vers l Union Europeenne.jpgLa Commission Européenne et l’Office Roumain pour les Adoptions force tranquillement pour rouvrir les adoptions internationales.


De notre correspondant à BRUXELLES – Depuis près de 3 mois, l’Office Roumain pour les Adoptions (ORA) travaille à modifier la loi 273 de l'année 2004, loi qui avait arrêté la traite des enfants en provenance de Roumanie vers d'autres pays, sous le couvert des adoptions internationales.
Les fonctionnaires de l'ORA n'ont pas agi de leur propre chef, mais avec le soutien de groupes d'intérêt aux Etats-Unis, en Italie, en France et d'autres pays.


Voci la traduction intégrale en anglais de l'article "Orfanii români, pregătiţi de export în UE" publié le 20 octobre 2009 dans le journal roumain Jurnalul National.

 

European Commission and Romanian Office for Adoptions quietly force to reopen international adoptions.


REPORTING FROM BRUSSELS - Romanian Office for Adoptions prepares since almost 3 months to modify law 273 of 2004, the law that stopped the trafficking of children from Romania to other countries, under the guise of international adoptions.

ORA officials have not acted on their own, but with the support of interest groups in the U.S., Italy, France and other countries.

By  Mircea Opris. 20/10/2009

 

These groups were used by a Directorate of the European Commission, which will hold a conference for the reopening of international adoptions from Romania, on 31 November and 1 December in Strasbourg.

 

The European Commission requires changing of the law, imposed by itself as a condition of our entry in the EU. Jurnalul National was able to look into the corridors of these international operations, with the help of a source inside the European Commission, whose identity we will protect for understandable reasons.

 

ROMANIANS WAITED FOR THE RESIGNATION OF THE GOVERNMENT

The Romanian Office for Adoptions paved the way for amendments to the law prohibiting international adoptions since the summer, when they organised two conferences, both held in Timisoara. The first took place in early September and referred to the rights of the adopted child. Here were assembled all the directors of the child protection directorates in the country for a central database for the adoption process, data about the number of adoptable children and of adoptions in process. A second conference was also held in Timisoara, away from the eyes of the EU mission in Bucharest.

In the period 27-30 September 2009, UNICEF Romania and the National Authority for Child Protection (ANPDC) organised the National Conference which opens the series of events dedicated to celebrating the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Attending were representatives ANPDC, DGASPC sites, UN agencies in Romania and other government institutions and NGOs.

 

Here, Romanian and international institutions, together with NGOs involved in adoptions have finalized, in order to promote later, by legislation the Integrated National Action Plan on Preventing and Combating Violence against children. Coordinators were Ileana Savu, Secretary of State at the ANPDC, and Edmond McLoughney, UNICEF Representative in Romania.

With only one day before the predictable failure of the Boc 2 Government, ORA proposes, through a Memorandum sent to the Government, to reopen international adoptions. The document prepared by ORA shows that during the four years of implementation of Law 273/2004, concerning the legal status of adoption, it was found that there are some categories of children who are "hard to adopt" because the regulatory framework in force does not identify appropriate solutions with a permanent character. The initiators of the document state that such a measure should be taken, having regard to provide equal opportunities for all children separated from their natural families, who can not be reintegrated and can not be adopted in Romania.

 

The role of "soldier of sacrifice" was for Secretary of State of the Romanian Office for Adoptions, Bogdan Panait, who said the reopening of international adoption will be done only in cooperation with accredited authorities of the respective States, in order to avoid corruption. He fails to convince why this memorandum was submitted to the government at a time when Romania has no government.

"I submitted the memorandum Monday morning before the vote of the motion (the fall of the government - sic). I do not know what will happen to it. I am in a hurry, it's one thing we wanted to submit for political debate and decision, and I think that this Government could discuss this Memorandum, "said Bogdan Panait. Clearly, ORA took advantage of political turmoil in Bucharest to demand a change of the law, to negotiate it with the next government to be appointed.

 

Approval of this Memorandum means practically the amendment of Law 273 on the rules of adoption. Some of negotiations with representatives of U.S. and EU countries, interested in adoptions from Romania could be possible to adopt the memorandum and adoption law. "When I came here, I had a discussion with the Prime Minister (Emil Boc - Sic). Of course, there were many complaints from families and international fury, but the discussion was to value and change the law.

 

Sure, he was not clear if it was about international adoption. I have taken up this mission. The modification was made. The law is ready for 99 percent, in the coming weeks it will be subjected to public debate and will be posted on the website. But from the context in which we made the changes to the law, I have concluded - and because of international protocols - that we can go ahead with the idea and start procedures for international adoption.

 

Sure, this is not a decision which I can make. And that’s why I made this Memorandum, a memorandum which is very neutral. It is up to the Government to decide to what extent it is the political moment, we have statistics, I mentioned the commitment of Romania in the field and the decision will be entirely to the government," said Bogdan Panait a few days ago. Interestingly, in early September, in an exclusive interview to Jurnalul National, the same Secretary of State said that "As long as I am the director of  ORA, if the government will ask me to find a solution to the international adoptions, for the moment at least, such thing is excluded".

Once more it will create the image that again we will trade, traffic and other dealings with children. In three or four years perhaps, but it is the responsibility the Romanian State must bear." Powered by internal and external pressure or not, Bogdan Panait had no patience for three or four years and urged the reopening of international adoptions as soon as possible.

 

 

SLAP FROM THE GOVERNMENT

 

Subtle movement to amend the Law 273, which became a mandatory condition of Romania’s accession to the EU, was dismantled by the Government that gave its last breath. On October 16, the Romanian Executive announced officially that it does not support the memorandum initiated by the Romanian Office for Adoptions, which proposes reopening the international adoptions. The Memorandum represents the point of view of the institution and is not endorsed by the Emil Boc Cabinet Emil, still in office. The Government had no discussion about this Memorandum and therefore has not taken any decision on this document.



Prime Minister still in office, Emil Boc, believes that current legislation in the field of international adoptions is in accordance with international law and European standards.
The same view was exposed by former PSD Foreign Minister, Cristian Diaconescu.

 

ADOPTION MAFIA WORKS THROUGH THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

 

The European Commission and the Council of Europe have prepared the international conference "Challenges of the procedures for adoption in Europe", which originally was to be held on 26 and 27 November in Strasbourg. Beyond discussions of principle, the ultimate aim of the conference is to develop a joint recommendation that Romania should follow the Bulgarian model, which is to reopen international adoptions. Those of the European Commission and NGOs who oppose this idea immediately came into conflict with the organizers.

 

The website announcing the conference and where one could register was suspended and amended several times, and those interested to participate could not register. Subsequently, only NGOs approved by the organizers were informed by e-mail, and not at the official site of the conference, that the dates had changed and the conference would be held between November 30 and December 1. The worst thing is that the team of the European Commission in charge of organising the conference is not legally allowed to do so.

Specifically, the Directorate General for Justice, Freedom and Security of the European Commission, the unit E2 - Civil Justice, headed by the Finnish Salla Saastamoinen organises the conference. The coordinator of the organisational team is the Italian Patrizia De Luca, working in that directorate. According to the organigram of the European Commission, the Rights of the Child are part of the D1 of Directorate D of the European Commission, led by the Romanian Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea. Sources in the EC Directorate D told National Journal that this structure has no involvement in organising the conference in Strasbourg, although it is the only unit that has competence in children's rights in the European Commission.

 

The same source says that Directorate E2 violates the official regulations of the EU, more precisely the European Union anti-corruption policy, which states that a Directorate can not organise actions on issues that do not fall within their powers, conform the Communication on Anti-Corruption Policy, number 317 of 2003, addressed to the European Council and the European Parliament.

 

HOW TO SUBSTITUTE THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

 

The organisational team E2 of the Directorate of Justice has hired a private firm that bought an Internet domain, www.adoptionprocedure.net, announcing the upcoming conference. Normally, the conference should have been officially announced on the Internet pages of the European Commission and the Council of Europe. Subsequently, the team only had contact with organisations and NGOs who are in favour of reopening international adoptions and ignore all others and international media interested in this subject. Many last-minute changes were only announced on the website of the conference at the last minute, or not announced at all.

Jurnalul National managed exclusively to unveil the secrecy around this so important conference, even at the European Commission in Brussels, from a source working in the Directorate of Justice caught offside, ie unit E2. This source claims that postponing the conference has nothing to do with the submission of the Government memorandum of ORA in Bucharest, but that the new government which will be installed until the conference, November 30, could give a favourable opinion of the proposed change of Romanian Office for Adoptions.

 

To the conference no nongovernmental organization from Romania or from another country that is hostile to reopen international adoptions was invited, the ultimate goal of the meeting in Strasbourg.

"We invited to the conference those organizations that have a closer connection (they coincide with those that oversaw international adoptions in Romania until 2004 and continued lobbying for the reopening them – Sic.) and we can not invite everyone who registered or the press because the conference hall has only 150 seats. The website does not work all the time, because it is under construction, because the conference agenda and guest list is not yet complete.

 

From Romania only three guests will participate from State institutions. One of them, Bogdan Panait, director of ORA. I do not remember the name of the other two. We pay to participate, just travel and accommodation, for participants approved by us, with whom we worked, a total of 10 NGOs. Among them the Nordic Adoption, an umbrella association of 15 adoption agencies, very important in northern Europe and other organizations from France, and SERA, SERA whose leadership has moved to Geneva, International Social Service, and Amici dei Bambini in Italy.

So, from Romania will come only three guests from the State and Edmond McLoughney, UNICEF representative in Romania, who will speak on behalf of Romania, told us the source of the European Commission. Interestingly, the last topic of the conference will be "Towards a European policy on adoption ", where the case and experiences of Romania and Bulgaria will be analysed, and Frenchman Jean-Marie Cavada, Member of the European Parliament and a close associate of French pro-adoption lobby in Romania, will talk about a common adoption policy, because other countries have opened adoptions, only Romania has not done this, though is part of the European Union.

 

We will have a Hungarian adoptive parent who lives in Britain, who will speak about the problems he had when he adopted a child in Hungary. This conference is a sequel, a follow-up to the conference in 2006, when it was tried also to make Romania to understand how necessary it is to reopen international adoptions, as well as other EU countries. We will not solve the problem immediately, but the conference has to convince Romania that international adoption can be resumed, like in other EU countries, such as for example Bulgaria, which has responded positively to this request for international adoptions.

 

The fact that Romania has a law against international adoption is the fault of former European rapporteur for Romania, Baroness Emma Nicholson, who said that international adoption means trafficking in children. She used his influence to halt all adoptions and make the entry of Romania into the EU to stop adoptions. Now we try to convince Romania to re-open adoptions, like other countries in Europe,” our source in Brussels told us.

 

Via : All Children Have Rights - Brian Douglas.

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Les commentaires sur le site du journal roumain sont très violents. jurnalul.ro a fermé le forum : le journaliste et le rédacteur-en-chef ont reçu des menaces de mort.

 

18/09/2009

Pays-Bas. "Enfants du Monde" arrête immédiatement les adoptions de l'Ethiopie, suite à un nouveau scandale.

Ethiopie Netwerk.jpgL'organisme d'adoption le plus important aux Pays-Bas, Enfants du Monde, arrête immédiatement l'adoption d'enfants de l'Ethiopie à la suite d'un nouveau scandale.

 

Des recherches menées par l'organisation montre que les données sur les origines des enfants adoptés ne correspondent pas avec les données reprises dans les dossiers.

 

Ainsi dans plusieurs cas, il est apparut que les mères des enfants étaient vivantes alors qu'elles ont été déclarées mortes dans le dossier.

 

Ceci est encore un scandale de plus dans le monde de l'adoption. Récemment, Ina Hut, l'ancienne directrice d'Enfants du Monde avait démissionné après des intimidations du Ministre de la Justice suite aux enquêtes concernant les abus d'adoption en Chine.


Source : Wereldkinderen stopt per direct met adoptie vanuit Ethiopië. Netwerk.

 

Two Dutch Adoption Agencies Stop with Adoptions from Ethiopia

Adoption Agency, WERELDKINDEREN and STICHTING AFRIKA cancel adoptions from Ethiopia.



Newspaper TROUW published this weekend that the biggest Adoption Agency WERELDKINDEREN (Children of the World) and a small one will (temporarily) stops adoptions from Ethiopia.

Field research and analysis of relinquishment and adoption files in Ethiopia and in the Netherlands did show great concern about the practices of adoption and the legitimacy of adoptions from this country.

It has taken several years in the Netherlands since the closing of the Austrian Adoption Agency Family for You (an Euradopt member) was summoned by the Austrian government to close their doors due childtrafficking and childtrade for adoption from Ethiopia to Austria.

Euradopt partner Wereldkinderen was alert since this news and started their own investigation. An task which the Dutch government should have done as member of the Hague Treaty for Adoption. Now another adoption agency closed since the news of Wereldkinderen also their adoption channel from Ethiopia.

The Dutch government said not to do anything against this situation. At least not before Wereldkinderen finalised their investigation regarding the adoptions from Ethiopia. A remarkable comment from the Dutch Authorities since they prohibited the proposal for investigation in China recently. One of the reasons why former director of this agency decided to resign. It might be, that the interest for trade and diplomatic relationships with Ethiopia is less important for the Dutch government as with China.

This weekend 3-5 couples where preparing to depart to Ethiopia but have been informed not to go.


Source : UAI NEWS.

 

Repères

 

- La vraie face de l'adoption éthiopienne
Fly Away Children, un documentaire d'Andrew Geogheganqui, que tout le monde devrait regarder, particulièrement les personnes qui envisagent d'adopter un enfant de l'Éthiopie ou de tout autre pays en voie de développement.
Lire la suite


- L'Autriche arrête les adoptions provenant de...
au système de l'adoption aujourd'hui, l'Ethiopie semble rencontrer le même [...] Traduction non officielle, l'article original peut être lu sur TT.com En savoir plus - Adoption agency in child kidnap probe The Vienna-based organisation, [...]

- Des éthiopiens condamnent la vente d'enfants...
2009-03-23 Ethiopians condemn the sale of children for adoption [...] La semaine dernière la CBC canadienne a donné la parole à des parents adoptifs [...]


- L'association ”Family for you” à Vienne est...
2008-01-14 Adoption illégale: enquête du parquet L'association Family [...] dont la mère naturelle affirme qu'un collaborateur de Family for you est venu en Ethiopie et l'a persuadée de lui remettre sa fille moyennant de l'argent.


- Adoption in Ethiopia
Capsule overview of adoption issues
News reports of adoption irregularities

30/08/2009

Trois articles en anglais sur le business mondial florissant de l'adoption internationale

Fabriquee en Coree.jpg






Ecrits par des adoptés coréens, publiés dans le magazine Conducive de août/septembre 2009.



1. Transnational Adoption and the “Financialization of Everything”


L'adoption internationale est souvent considérée comme une relation mutuellement bénéfique entre les enfants ayant besoin d'un foyer et les adultes financièrement stables qui veulent élever un enfant. Mais c'est aussi une entreprise qui rapporte beaucoup d'argent. En accord avec le néolibéralisme, ou le vide des services gouvernementaux, de nombreux enfants adoptés sont nés de mères célibataires qui se voient proposer peu ou pas de ressources pour s'occuper de leurs enfants. Les agences d'adoption internationale ont comblé cette lacune en offrant des logements, et en faisant des profits dans le processus. La transformation de l'adoption en un business mondial crée une incitation supplémentaire à ne pas aider les mères, qui pourraient recourir à l'adoption en désespoir de cause, non par le désir. Les adoptés activistes travaillent à faire comprendre ce problème. En s'intéressant particulièrement à la Corée du Sud, l'auteur et co-fondateur de Truth and Reconciliation for the Adoption Community of Korea (TRACK), Jane Jeong Trenka soutient le processus devrait être réaménagé de manière à remettre l'argent et les décisions fatidiques là où ils devraient: avec les mères et leurs enfants. TRACK travaille actuellement avec le gouvernement coréen pour que les voix des parents biologiques et des adoptés coréens soient entendus dans les révisions des lois d'adoption de la Corée du Sud.



2. EDITORIAL Trading in Babies

 

L'adoption transnationale est une entreprise mondiale florissante. Son succès et le manque de réglementation ont créé un mobile lucratif pour le trafic d'enfants. Écrivaine, activiste et cinéaste, So Yung Kim recommande de réorganiser l'industrie de l'adoption transnationale afin de protéger les droits des enfants. Les adoptés nationaux et internationaux se réunissent déjà pour discuter des options et pour s'associer sur les questions politiques. Kim propose également plus de coalitions entre les groupes des adoptés et d'autres groupes d'action luttant pour les droits fondamentaux de tous les peuples.



3. EDITORIAL International Adoption and the Fight for Human Rights



L'adoption internationale est devenue tranquillement un business lucratif. Alors que les agences d'adoption internationale voudraient sans doute la maintenir telle quelle, les adoptés adultes internationaux posent aujourd'hui des questions. Ils participent au débat sur à qui la pratique sert en fait de meilleurs intérêts, ou à qui elle devrait servir: l'adoptant ou l'adopté? Jetant un coup d'œil critique à la pratique de l'adoption internationale, président de United Adoptees International http://uai-news.blogspot.com/, Hilbrand Westra explore les chevauchements inquiétants des pratiques du marché libre et des justifications religieuses, et énonce des solutions pour une réforme juridique pratique. Westra montre la puissance d'un groupe naissant de voix des adoptés qui façonne ce qui était autrefois considéré comme une inégalité inévitable.



Publié par Kim Myung-Sook sur Fabriquée en Corée.

20/08/2009

"En Occident, le désir d'enfants et les intérêts économiques l'emportent lourdement sur l'intérêt de l'enfant."

Ina Hut quitte Enfant du Monde.jpgIna HUT, directrice de Wereldkinderen, la plus importante agence pour l'adoption internationale aux Pays-Bas.

 

Source : Trouw. 19 août 2009.

 

 

L'argent joue un rôle trop important dans l'adoption internationale.


Ina Hut, la directrice d'Enfants du Monde la plus grande agence d'adoption aux Pays-Bas, dit qu'elle est lasse de la bataille et très désillusionnée par tous les méfaits qu'elle a trouvé par hasard au cours des dernières années sur la façon dont les choses sont gérées dans le monde de l'adoption internationale des enfants.

Source : Money plays too big a role in adoption.
Ina Hut says she is battle-weary and very disillusioned by all the wrongs she has come across over the past years.
Radio Netherlands / Expatica. 6 septembre 2009.

19/08/2009

Pays-Bas. La directrice de l'organisme d'adoption "Wereldkinderen" démissionne après des intimidations.

Ina Hut.jpgLa directrice de la plus importante agence d'adoption aux Pays-Bas démissionne après des pressions du gouvernement néerlandais de se tenir à l'écart des scandales de l'adoption en Chine.

 

[Via United Adoptees International - News]


Ina Hut, la directrice d'Enfants du Monde, dit que l'Autorité Centrale des Pays Bas l'a forcée à renoncer à toute enquête concernant les scandales de l'adoption en Chine car cela pourrait endommager les relations avec les Pays-Bas.

 

En raison de la relation difficile entre Mme Hut et le gouvernement hollandais, pour garder une vue d'ensemble transparente du processus d'adoption, dans une interview à la télévision, elle a déclaré qu'elle ne pouvait plus continuer son travail avec une conscience claire, et particulièrement concernant les adoptions chinoises.

 

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The final push for Hut to resign was 'Black Thursday', 11 of June this year. The day, when it became clear, that the parliament choose for the interest of would be-parents and the homo-lobby in the Netherlands. After the intimidation of Hut by employees of Ministry of Justice last year to stop 'nosing around' regarding the Chinese adoptions and Black Thursday, Hut's patience was over and she decided to step down and resigned.


With Huts resignation, The Netherlands, and the international adoption community, will loose an important 'whistleblower', says dr. Pien Bos from University Nijmegen this morning in Trouw. Not everybody is regretting that Hut leaves Wereldkinderen. Adoptive parents already responded this morning, to be happy, to see Hut go. Some responded harsh and said that her resign is a relief for would be- and adoptive parents and that Hut was bad for the adoption world.


United Adoptees International finds Huts resignation more as pity, while "Wereldkinderen", under management of Hut, changed views from a pure adoption agency (deliverer) to an organisation with heart and mind for adoptees and children. But this stance and view was not welcomed by many organisation and adoption agencies in the Netherlands and abroad. With Hut's statement and resignation, Ina Hut is the first director of an adoption agency in the world, who resigned due the opposition of would be-parents, the homo-lobby and the pressure of governmental bodies to keep the truth behind.


That Ms. Hut decided, more or less was forced, to go, is a very bad signal about the present adoption culture in the Netherlands and abroad. American tactics in all levels of the adoption world has been penetrated in the Netherlands and this is not only worrying but should raise a red flag. It is clear, with Huts resignation, that it is not longer about the interest of children but about the power of the right to get a child. The days of helping children with a clear consciousness is over. Adoption became an industry and no one is willing to fight this practice says Joan Hansink, spokeswoman of United Adoptees International.



Adoption boss says ministry puts trade before children

The head of the Netherlands' largest adoption agency has announced her resignation in response to what she describes as intimidation by the Justice Ministry.


Speaking in Tuesday's edition of the current affairs television programme Netwerk, adoption agency director Ina Hut said the Justice Ministry had threatened to withdraw the agency's licence if it continued its investigations into allegedly corrupt adoption practices in China.

Homes for orphans
Wereldkinderen works to provide homes for orphans from Africa, Asia and Latin America. In Tuesday's Netwerk, Ms Hut said that when she joined the agency in 2003 she was under the impression that adoptions were carried out in the interests of children. However, she was shocked at what she discovered. Her concerns at the practices in international adoption were enough for her to stop an adoption procedure of her own.

In 2005 a series of adoption scandals began to emerge in the Netherlands. The demand in Western countries was reported to be fuelling a trade in adoption children in countries like India, Colombia and Romania. There were claims that children were being kidnapped and sold for adoption. When Ina Huts heard that money had also been changing hands for adoption children in Hunan, China, she called on the Justice ministry to investigate the matter.

Corrupt practices
The Justice Ministry contacted the Chinese government and was given assurances that none of the children involved in the scandal had been adopted in the Netherlands, and all were genuine orphans. Those responsible for the corrupt practices had been prosecuted and measures had been put in place to prevent such things happening in future.

However, in 2008 Netwerk again featured a report claiming that local authorities in China were taking children away from their parents to sell them on for adoption.  A Chinese orphanage director confirmed that children were sold to the orphanage willing to pay the highest price.

Ministerial pressure
In response, Wereldkinderen proposed to carry out its own undercover investigation in China. But Ina Huts says she was approached by Justice Ministry officials who pressurised her to put a stop to the inquiry in the interests of relations with the country. Wereldkinderen falls under Justice Ministry supervision, and the officials allegedly threatened to withdraw the agency's licence if it refused to comply.

Ms Huts says she concludes that the Justice Ministry consistently puts trade considerations before the interests of children. In a statement she says, "Particularly in recent years I observed that [...] both in the Netherlands and at international level, economic and diplomatic considerations often prevail above the interests of children."

The Justice Ministry denies that any pressure was put on Ms Huts. The ministry says its objections to Wereldkinderen's investigations were that they were to be carried out under cover. It says this is unacceptable given the agency has an official relationship with the ministry.

"It could have unintentional consequences for cooperation with China," runs the ministry statement, "in the first place in the field of adoption, but also concerning other relations."

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