Category: ACT in the news

Reaction to France Inter’s reporting on so-called lucrative profit-making search business

Yesterdays French reporting on the so-called lucrative profit-making search business calls for some clarification from our side. Against ChildTrafficking (ACT) is a registered non-profit organisation in the Netherlands. Adoptee Rights Council (ARC) is a registered non-profit organisation in India. Therefore we are per definition not for profit. Together ACT and ARC run a professional office… Read more »

I ask myself every day who I actually am

(unpolished google translation) Source: DER SPIEGEL 3/2023  By Fiona Ehlers; January 13, 2023, 1 p.m. Since the 1960s, 60,000 children from countries such as Chile and South Korea have been adopted in Sweden – some have been sold, others even stolen. Now some are asking for clarification. Occasionally, when he is pensive or lonely, Patrik… Read more »

Whistleblower testifies in Krichbaum trial

It was an intense interrogation: a former EU official who describes herself as a whistleblower sat on the witness stand in the Pforzheim district court for four hours. In the appeal process, a 50-year-old defendant from the Enzkreis district is accused of defamation. As the PZ reported, she is said to have described the Pforzheim… Read more »

Arun was adopted and now fights against adoption: ‘authorities refused to provide information all these years’

Source: translation) There are about 30 million abandoned or orphaned children in India, Indian newspaper The Hindu recently reported . And of these, only about 3,000 are placed with Indian parents every year. Nevertheless, the Netherlands still has an adoption ban. And that’s a good thing, according to activist Arun Dohle of the organization Against Child Trafficking. “There is almost never real voluntary… Read more »

40 years after adoption, Danish man meets his biological mother in Chennai

Source: Vivek Narayanan CHENNAI, NOVEMBER 24, 2019 David Nielsen meeting his mother Dhanalakshmi at her house in Chennai. Photo: Special Arrangement David Nielsen meeting his mother Dhanalakshmi at her house in Chennai. Photo: Special Arrangement   Dogged, transcontinental quest ends in sweet reunion. A cup of mother’s sweet kesari and hot coffee is joy…. Read more »

APOM investigation into human trafficking network, confirmed

Source:, Thursday, August 1, 2019 Author: Mircea Dan Opris On the night of July 27/28, 2019, that is Saturday on Sunday, while all the attention was directed to the event in Caracal, the Association for the Protection of the Human and the Environment, signalled a descent of a mixed team from three special structures… Read more »

Sold for adoption to Australia: guilty as charged

In 2005 Fatima’s children were playing outside. A rickshaw driver pulled over and grabbed them. The older boy got away, but his little sister was kidnapped. And legally adopted in Australia. Years and years ACT has done whatever possible to try and connect the girl again with the grieving Indian family. Contacted the authorities, the… Read more »

Kidnapping for adoption proven: guilty as charged

In 2007 Arun Dohle brought out the news that an Indian couple was looking for their kidnapped son. He had traced them after having read about it in the Indian news. For 12 years Arun Dohle and Roelie Post (ACT) supported the couple in their desperate search for a sign of life of their son…. Read more »