Category: Italy

Spanish couple abandon adopted Indian child, Bhopal agency under the scanner

Source: SANYA DHINGRA 22 August, 2018 Shelter home allegedly misled parents on age of children; Italian couple also writes to Indian authorities against agency. New Delhi: A Spanish couple has reportedly abandoned a girl they adopted from an agency in Madhya Pradesh after they were allegedly deceived about her age, the latest in a… Read more »

Kenya: Changes to Law Seek to Beat Child Traffickers At Their Own Game

Source: 1 JULY 2018 By Gakuu Mathenge A raft of legal amendments in the National Assembly seeks to tighten laws and confront child trafficking involving wealthy and well-connected criminals. Nairobi features regularly on international reports as a source and transit point for child trafficking, feeding into the cross border crime networks by exploiting a lax… Read more »

«NGO accused of trade in children at the international conference on adoptions»

Source:  L’ESPRESSO (Google translation) With courtesy to Fabrizio Gatti, investigative journalist The Municipality of Milan achieved to remove “Aibi-Amici dei Bambini” from the EurAdopt 2018 event, sponsored by the European Parliament, the Lombardy Region and the orders of psychologists and social workers. The agency is under investigation for criminal association, aiding illegal immigration, child abuse and… Read more »

Cambodia’s Stolen Children: Fraud and Corruption in the Inter-Country Adoption System

Source:   Statement Cambodia’s Stolen Children: Fraud and Corruption in the Inter-Country Adoption System Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) Enlarge this picture March 30, 2018 – Thousands of Cambodian children were adopted overseas between the late 1980s and 2009. During that time it emerged that many of the adopted… Read more »

International Adoptions: Government to explain to Parliament its serious choices

Date: 2017-05-22 Source: (informal translation from Italian)   (Boschi and Gentiloni)     On the appointment of the Vice President of the International Adoptions Commission (Cai) by the President Gentiloni we will present tomorrow to the Chamber and Senate interrogations to know the reasons for the replacement of the magistrate Silvia Della Monica. The former… Read more »

Adoptions, new interrogations throughout Italy Melissa Satta cancels the campaign with Aibi

Date: 2016-11-16 Source:             Melissa Satta has suspended its cooperation with Aibi-Friends of Children Launch of the interrogations of the Guardia di Finanza for the scandal on international adoptions . These days witnesses were heard in various offices, from Lombardy to Sicily. Detectives are investigating the institutional relationships of Marco… Read more »

Congo, all the lies of children thieves

Source: English Google translation • L’ESPRESSO INVESTIGATION Minors were not adoptable. Because they were not orphans. But the Italian association had already pocketed the money from families. They have collaborated in the staging of a kidnapping by nonexistent “armed gangs”, Here is the continuation of our investigation on the case of Congolese children BY FABRIZIO GATTI… Read more »

Is this adoption agency selling children?

Source: By Fusion | November 8, 2016 In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nelufar visits a school and center for abandoned children. Here she meets the woman in charge, who tells Nel how she convinces parents to relinquish rights to their kids. The Traffickers airs Sundays at 10 PM on Fusion.

Who’s really profiting from international adoptions?

Source: By Fusion | November 8, 2016 Often adoption starts out with good intentions, but the desire to adopt internationally can lead to the exploitation of some of the world’s most vulnerable children. In this episode of The Traffickers, Nelufar Hedayat learns that money meant to care for children who are being adopted doesn’t always… Read more »

Italy: A War on Intercountry Adoptions

The Italian intercountry adoption system, once the strongest in Europe, has been paralysed over the last years.  Numbers went down by 50 %. Not as squeaky clean as the agencies pretend, the Head of the Central Authority, Silvia Della Monica (a former judge), is trying to put things order. Source: (Full article in Italian,… Read more »