Content: Africa

End of Year Dinner at Ethiopian/African Restaurant

  End of Year Dinner at Ethiopian/African Restaurant This is a good way to meet and socialise with other adoptees and expand your network in a casual welcoming setting. Come along to connect to the community and enjoy time with friends new and old. Who: Adoptees born overseas aged 18 or over (welcome to bring […]

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Grandmother of Madonna’s adopted African daughter Mercy begs to see her one final time

22:10, 3 Jun 2016 Updated 22:10, 3 Jun 2016 ByDanny Buckland A heartbroken grandmother in poverty-stricken Malawi has begged Madonna: “Please bring my little Mercy to me.” Sickly 73-year-old Lucy Chekechiwa pleaded for “one last chance” to be with the grandchild she has not seen since her controversial adoption by the singer in 2009. Madonna […]

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‘Madonna betrayed us over our daughter Mercy’

Orphan’s family attack pop diva over ‘white foreigners’ who take babies from Africa Mercy James’ grandparents say they are desperate to see their little girl They accuse star of betraying promise to keep her close to her roots Grandfather: ‘She has my blood flowing in her veins, I want to see her’ ‘White foreigners who […]

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Adopting from Africa, Saving the Children?

Intercountry adoption exposes many shortcomings in domestic and international legislation. Article | 6 August 2012 – 11:14am | By Elizabeth Willmott Harrop The veneer of philanthropy regarding intercountry adoption is beginning to fade as issues are more broadly and better understood, and a dangerous connection to child trafficking becomes more prominent. It is worrying for Africa […]

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International Policy Conference on the African Child

International Policy Conference on the African Child Objectives and Themes The main objectives of the conference are: To provide a platform for sharing information and experiences on intercountry adoption. To promote action on intercountry adoption, consistent with the best interests of the child. To adopt a Pan-African framework and guidelines on intercounty adoption. Conference Themes […]

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