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High Court approves teen’s adoption against birth mother’s wishes - Judge says birth mother’s love for her child and her hopes for and emotional bonds with her can never be severed

The High Court has approved the adoption of a teenage girl with complex physical and intellectual needs by her foster parents.

The birth mother of the girl, who is nearing adulthood but who will not be capable of independent living as an adult, had objected to the adoption.

The girl had spent a considerable portion of her childhood in the care of the foster parents who had sought the adoption order.

Ms Justice Nuala Jackson decided it was in the child’s best interests that the adoption order should be made. The judge said that as a six month old, the girl was placed in voluntary care having previously been admitted to hospital on three occasions for what were considered “social admissions”.


There was evidence that her birth mother was finding it difficult to cope and “needed a break”.

Bihar couple arrested for child trafficking in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore

A couple from Bihar were arrested on charges of selling off an infant in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore district. Three others, including a farmer, were also arrested in connection with the incident.


A couple from Bihar living in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore district were arrested for selling off an infant for Rs 2.50 lakh to a farmer, police said.

Based on a complaint, child rights officials initiated an investigation to find out whether the accused, Mahesh Kumar and Anjali, were involved in selling the infant. The accused were living in Appanayakanpatti in Sulur and running an eatery.

The officials filed a formal complaint with Karumathampatti Police, who then arrested the couple on June 3 and discovered that the baby was sold off to a farmer identified as Vijayan.

Mahesh and Anjali had sold a 15 day old child to Vijayan for Rs 2.50 lakh, and they had also sold a baby girl to a couple in Andhra Pradesh last month.

Massachusetts Bill Would Allow Women To Sell Their Unborn Children

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Massachusetts’ proposed bill seeks to redefine parenthood and legalize the practice of baby-selling in the name of ‘parentage equality.’

 


On June 12, the Massachusetts House is expected to vote on a bill that would allow mothers to exchange their children for money—that is, engage in baby-selling—under the name of “parentage equality.”

70 years of Korean adoption: Untold struggles of returning overseas adoptees

70 years of Korean adoption: Untold struggles of returning overseas adoptees
Simone Eun-mi (left) and Lee Chang-woo (alias), who were adopted to the Netherlands and returned. /Park Eun-joo

Simone Eun-mi (left) and Lee Chang-woo (alias), who were adopted to the Netherlands and returned. /Park Eun-joo© Provided by THE CHOSUNILBO

South Korea, in its impoverished state, sent children abroad for adoption, starting with four mixed-race infants to the United States in 1953. Officially estimated at 170,000 (equivalent to the population of Seogwipo City), unofficially at 250,000 (Geoje City), advanced countries believed it to be the “best alternative,” valuing children highly. However, an unexpected situation is unfolding. The babies sent away are returning to South Korea in middle age, asking, “Do I have the right to live as a Korean?”

Graphics by Lee Jin-young

Graphics by Lee Jin-young© Provided by THE CHOSUNILBO

Police bust child trafficking racket; rescue 30-day-old girl

Belagavi: The city police have busted a trafficking case involving a one-month-old child by taking five accused, including two women, into custody on Sunday. Mahadevi Bahubali Jain of Neginahal village in Bailhongal is the main accused. She is accused of buying children from needy families and selling them to affluent families.
Mahadevi had purchased the 30-day-old girl child from Abdulgafar Hussainsab Ladakhan of Hanchinal in Savadatti taluk, who currently resides in Kittur town, for Rs 60,000.

She was also in search of a buyer for the child. Based on a complaint by Rajkumar Rathod, coordinator of the government children's adoption centre in the Belagavi District Child Protection Unit, police traced the case. In a covert operation, police posed as buyers for the child. They contacted Mahadevi, and agreed on a deal for Rs 1.4 lakh.
Police took Mahadevi into custody when she came to sell the baby. Subsequently, the child was transferred to the child protection unit. The case has been registered against the accused under Sections 363 and 370 of the IPC and Sections 80 and 81 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015 at the Malmaruti police station.
Police have also taken the child’s seller Abdulgafar Ladakhan, and three other accused - Chandan Girimallappa Subhedar and Pavitra Somappa Madiwalar from Turkar Shigihalli and Sampagaon, respectively, in Bailhongal taluk, and Praveen Manjunath Badiger of Hosatti in Dharwad taluk into custody.

How 83-Year-Old Orphanage Founder Was Remanded In Prison For ‘Human Trafficking’

Clara Chinwe Deborah Ogo, an 83-year-old woman and founder of the renowned Arrow of God Orphanage in Anambra State, has been remanded at a Correctional Centre in Onitsha, Anambra.

She was remanded after The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) arraigned her at the Federal High Court, Awka Judicial Division, for alleged buying and selling of human beings.

Ogo, a retired Nigerian Army Lt. Col, and a nurse, owns the orphanage located at Nkwelle-Ezunaka, Oyi L.G.A., Anambra State, with branches in Lagos State.

The Arrow of God Orphanage came under scrutiny in 2023 after Fisayo Soyombo, an investigative journalist exposed alleged illicit activities related to illegal adoption and sales of babies linked to the orphanage.

Soyombo bought a baby from Ogo for N2 million in July 2023, after 19 months of intense work to crack the investigation.

Namuroise Julienne Mpemba prosecuted for trafficking Congolese children in the context of adoption to Belgium soon to be judged: “Children and adoptive and biological parents are destroyed in this case”

Julienne Mpemba, a Belgian-Congolese from Namur, is suspected of fraud in the adoption of Congolese children. Belgian families find themselves with a child who could have been stolen. Seven years after the opening of the case, it will be pleaded.
 

It is an old case but above all very emotionally heavy which will soon be pleaded before the Namur criminal court. Julienne Mpemba, a Belgian-Congolese from Namur, has been suspected since 2017 of adoption fraud, human trafficking, kidnapping of minors, hostage taking, fraud, corruption, forgery and use of forgeries.

Let's go back a few years. In 2017, the federal prosecutor's office discovered that the children, who arrived in Belgium in 2014, had been kidnapped. Other identities and dates of birth were allegedly given to them even though they were not intended for adoption.

 

At the time, reporters from the newspaper “Het Laatste Nieuws” even went looking for the biological parents. They had found them. They explained that they had the opportunity to send their children to camp through a youth organization. But the little ones never came back. These parents had no money to pay a lawyer. They had also been abandoned by the local authorities.

Rights activist Sarim Burney held in Karachi on ‘human trafficking complaint by US’

KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday arrested human rights activist and philanthropist Sarim Burney when he arrived at Karachi airport from abroad for his alleged involvement in “child trafficking by way of illegal adoption” on the complaint of US authorities.

An FIA official said that the Anti-Human Trafficking Cell (AHTC) of the FIA-Karachi registered a case (FIR No. 126/2024) against Mr Burney under Sections 420 (Cheating and dishonestly, inducing delivery of property), 468 (Forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (Using as genuine a forged document), 109 (abetment) of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Sections 3 (trafficking in persons), 4 (aggravating circumstances) and 5 (abetment and criminal conspiracy) of the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons Act, 2018.

According to the FIR, “Sarim Burney and his associates Basalat Ali Khan, Humaira Naz and others, in collusion with each other knowingly and wilfully gave false information, made misdeclaration as well as concealment of the facts before the Hon’ble Family Courts District East Karachi in the garb of illegal adoption/guardianship of three baby girls by using and providing fraudulent documents.”

It stated that the statement by the suspects that “the three baby girls in question were orphans and found from outside the gate of M/s Sarim Burney Trust and it tried level best to find their parents but no person came forward for claiming them” was contrary to the facts.

The FIA official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the US Consulate General had stated in its complaint that during the last one and half years, around 17-18 children had been adopted in the US but the adoption process was ‘illegal’.

Adoption problems The poor carer: monthly magazine for poor relief and Youth welfare containing the decisions from the area of Welfare and social security systems

Adoption problems  The poor carer: monthly magazine for poor relief and Youth welfare containing the decisions from the area of Welfare and social security systems

OLAF to R&D: Letter - Notification of Decision to Dismiss a Case OC/2023/0646

De : OLAF-FMB-NO-REPLY@nomail.ec.europa.eu <OLAF-FMB-NO-REPLY@nomail.ec.europa.eu>
Date : mardi 4 juin 2024 à 08:41
Objet : Letter - Notification of Decision to Dismiss a Case OC/2023/0646
À : grouperacinesetdignite@protonmail.com <grouperacinesetdignite@protonmail.com>

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Please find attached letter for your attention.

 

Kind regards,

 

OLAF Unit.0.1