Monthly Archives: April 2015

Abandoned by family and country

Abandoned by family and country: Crisis for India’s orphans as adoption rates plummet by 50 per cent Daily Mail India By RAKESH RANJAN PUBLISHED: 08:56 EST, 21 April 2015 | UPDATED: 10:52 EST, 21 April 2015 Abandoned by their parents and now neglected by governments — there is no end to the suffering of over 50,000 orphans in India. The […]

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From Saigon to Sydney: One adoptee’s quest to make peace with her past

ABC News Sometimes it happens at the train station, sometimes on the street. Sophie English can see the question in their eyes, before they ask it. “Excuse me, do you mind if I ask where you come from?” Some strangers think she is Chinese, Maori or even native American. The truth is, Sophie English was […]

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Are You My Mother?

ABC Foreign Correspondent Broadcast: 21/04/2015 Reporter: Sally Sara Sophie English could be walking past her mother in the streets of Saigon at any moment and not even know it. She was born into war, but has very little information about her family and why they gave her up. She was only ten months old, when […]

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Adoptee Sophie English went back to Vietnam in search of the mother she never knew

Foreign Correspondent APRIL 21, 2015 4:47PM FOR four decades Sophie English felt like something was missing. While she loved growing up in Australia, grateful for the opportunities she was presented, she always had a nagging desire to uncover her cultural heritage. Sophie was one of thousands of Vietnamese babies who were adopted by families in foreign […]

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Will drop in international adoptions lead to more in-country placements?

WORLD By SARAH PADBURY Posted April 16, 2015, 02:23 p.m. International adoptions plummeted to a 30-year low for U.S. citizens last year, with further declines expected. But some see the trend as an opportunity to help children remain in their home countries. The U.S. State Department released its Annual Report on Intercountry Adoptions in March. Between October 2013 and […]

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