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09/07/2010

Kind en Toekomst : une agence néerlandaise d'adoptions impliquée dans un trafic au Malawi?

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MALAWI - Dutch Agency involved in Trafficking ?
Orphanage sells Malawian children to Dutch Agency


Kondanani Orphanage at Bvumbwe in Thyolo district is in partnership with Kind end Toekomst-a Dutch licensed adoption agency which systematically violates Malawian law and the Dutch Ministry of Justice and “buys” orphans from Malawi.

 

Kind en Toekomst (Foundation Child and Future) officially started an adoption programme from Malawi in 2006 through the partnership with Kondanani Orphanage which is under a Dutch lady Annie Chikhwaza.

 

Eye of the Child, a local Non Governmental Organization, says Malawi Laws rule that adopters must reside 18 months in Malawi before the adoption.

 

But that is not the case with the Dutch agency which buys children from Kondanani Orphanage.

 

“In March 2007 Kind en Toekomst started cooperating with the Malawian children home Kondanani which is led by the Dutch Annie Chikwaza (married to a Malawian). According to Kind en Toekomst, Dutch adopters will only need to stay five weeks in Malawi,” reads update report accessed from one of the websites used by Chikhwaza and her Dutch partners.

 

Chikhwaza confirms the partnership in her Dutch communication on 29-08-2007 at 21.45 pm which was translated into English.

 

It reads, “…shared with you in my last newsletter that we had entered into an agreement with a Dutch Adoption Organisation. The first parents are here at present and staying with us on the property in one of the houses. They are adopting a set of twins.”

 

According to EO TV program a Dutch couple Jan en Esther Ekkel-Vorstenbosch adopted a two year old Malawian boy within 36 hours of their arrival in Malawi on 15 November 2008.

 

“36 hours after arriving in Malawi they already have a court appointment and the adoption is finalized. They have to stay some weeks in Malawi, guest house Kondanani, to wait for the visa to be provided by the Dutch Embassy in Zambia

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“They meet the grandmother of the child. Her daughter died and she hadno money to pay for milk powder. Only one of the adoptive parents is allowed to meet the grandmother and the child is not allowed to come. The programme does not make clear if the grandmother knows the childis leaving the country,” reads the site.

 

Chikhwaza further boasts, “ Several Dutch couples have changed their adoption country to Malawi now. Some are keeping blogs.

 

On this blog, it is announced that the first Dutch couple got a child proposed in April/May of “this year”.

 

Another blog, Malawiaantje, Kind en Toekomost says after a very quick procedure, for African principles, the first Dutch couple comes back on 26 August. Everything went well.

 

Kondanani Orphanage is where pop diva Madonna also adopted a child-Mercy James.

 

According to Dutch newspaper Trouw dated 27 June 2007, Kind en Toekomst pays between 12 000 and 25 000 euros for an adoption.

 

The paper adds that Agency Wereldkinderen (Children of the World) that intermediated in 2005 for 475 children from 15 different countries and one of the largest agencies, calculates between 12 000 to 30 000 euros depending, inter alia, of the country, with or without travel and adoption of one child or three.

 

The paper adds that for the adoption of a child from Brazil nearly 11 000 euros and the legal fees are 1 810 euros, the country fee is 3 695 euros, the agency costs is 4 410 euros while other expenses are budgeted at about 1 000.

 

The Children Adoption Act section 3 (5) reads, “an adoption order shall not be made in favour of any applicant who is not a resident in Malawi or in respect of any infant who so resident.”

 

The Law Commission in its 2001 Review concluded that inter country Adoptions are prohibited in Malawi.

 

According to US Department of State, “adoptive parents must be resident in Malawi" to adopt according their communication earlier.

 


Source: Malawi news | NyasaTimes breaking online news source from Malawi | 6 juillet 2010

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