Category: Norway

Norway – Minister defends ‘Barnevernet’ (CPS)

Source: Minister defends ‘Barnevernet’ June 12, 2015 The name of the Norwegian state agency charged with ensuring the welfare of children, Barnevernet, has become well-known far beyond Norway’s borders, for all the wrong reasons. Thorny cases of children taken away from foreign parents have made headlines from India to Lithuania but now the government… Read more »

Czechs protest against Norwegian social service´s steps

Source: 30.05.2015 Prague/Brno – A total of around 300 people marched through Prague and Brno today in support of the families from whom the Norwegian social service took their children, mainly pointing to the case of Eva Michalakova whose two sons were placed in foster care in Norway. Similar demonstrations were held in in Oslo,… Read more »

Foster care: It’s time to think out of the box

Date: 2012-10-29 Source: Being blind followers of the West, even in matters of child care, may lead us down a dark alley, writes Suranya Aiyar In sharp contrast to Western conventions for reportage of children, the pictures and names of Abhigyan and Aishwarya were freely used in our media in articles about their escapade… Read more »

Profit, not care: The ugly side of overseas adoptions

Date: 2011-06-05 Source: Lax regulation and an endless demand by childless couples in the West has created an often exploitative market in babies born in the developing world By Laurie Penny Sunday, 5 June 2011 In rural Nepal, where the going rate for a healthy orphan is $5,000 (£3,000), some 600 children are missing…. Read more »

Surrogate twins in no-mans land

Source: Sumitra Deb Roy, TNN, Jul 21, 2010, 03.43am IST MUMBAI: Two representatives from the Norwegian embassy in Delhi are making enquiries about Andras Bells surrogacy procedure in a Mumbai clinic.  We provided all the relevant documents and two to three informed consent papers that she had signed, said medical director of Bandras Rotunda… Read more »

Stolen by the Nazis

Source:  The tragic tale of 12,000 blue-eyed blond children taken by the SS to create an Aryan super-race By ANDREW MALONE Last updated at 11:43 PM on 09th January 2009 With blond hair and striking blue eyes, the toddler attracted admiring glances from other mothers growing up in the Crimea. But Folker Heinecke’s looks… Read more »

Europeans Get Around Sperm And Egg Donor Regulations

Source: December 03, 2006 The booming egg donor market in the United States is pulling in British donors who want to make extra money. The sale of eggs is illegal in this country, but in America, the industry is worth an estimated $4.5bn (£2.4bn). Donors with the right physical, personal and intellectual attributes can… Read more »