Content: UN Rights of the Child

Beyond Infantilizing Portraits: South Korean Adoptees Speak Out

Korean Expose – Published on March 21, 2017 by Katelyn Hemmeke Perhaps the world’s best-known Korean adoptee today is Adam Crapser. After living in the U.S. for almost four decades, Crapser was deported to South Korea late last year because his adoptive parents had never filed for his American citizenship. The twists and turns of Crapser’s story […]

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Historic ruling puts State, adoption groups on the spot

Daily Nation, Sunday January 29 2017, By SUNDAY NATION REPORTER A historic court ruling has overturned the adoption of a Kenyan child by foreigners, putting organisations handling vulnerable children on the spot. The High Court in Nairobi ruled that the child had been irregularly adopted by aliens and ordered the child taken from a foreign […]

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Dutch govt mulls ban on international child adoption amid trafficking fears

by Luke Dale-Harris | Thomson Reuters Foundation Monday, 23 January 2017 16:52 GMT LONDON, Jan 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The Dutch government is expected to vote on whether to ban international child adoption amid concerns over the danger of trafficking and laundering children, raising the possibility that other countries could follow suit, experts say. […]

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The Trouble With the Christian Adoption Movement

New Republic Evangelical Americans believed adoption could save children in the developing world from poverty—and save their souls. BY KATHRYN JOYCE January 11, 2016 In 2009 a Tennessee couple made a life-changing decision. As devout Christians, they decided to open their home to an orphaned girl from Ethiopia, whom they were told had been abandoned. They knew […]

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Adoption Act Refrom 2015/2016

In December 2015 the Attorney-General asked the Commission to provide recommendations to government on the modernisation of the Adoption Act 1984 and the Adoption Regulations 2008.View the terms of reference. The Commission will publish a consultation paper in early August 2016, outlining the scope of the inquiry and inviting submissions from the public.  Submissions are welcome after […]

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