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Kids - loveable or not, you have to keep loving them

Eight years ago today, my life changed forever.  It’s the day I went to meet my daughter for the first time.  She was 18 months old, and I came face to face with her for the first time in the hall of a Mumbai orphanage.
Tonight, according to tradition, we’ll celebrate our special day with [...]

The membrane between adoption and trafficking is money.

There is a knife blade making slow circles on my heart. At the moment, it’s a blunt blade, but the pressure is there - and increasing. And given enough pressure, even a blunt blade cuts through eventually. The pressure here comes from the ongoing story of corrupt Indian adoptions.

Indian parents want DNA test in Dutch adoption row

An Indian couple whose son was kidnapped in 1999 want to know whether he was later adopted in the Netherlands. On Tuesday, they will be going to the court in the Dutch town of Lelystad to demand a DNA test. If it turns out that the 12-year-old boy is indeed their child, they want contact with him.

Adoption gets another blow, this time from Nepal

It’s happened again. The poo has hit the air circulator again with another negative adoption story. This time the bad news comes from Nepal.

The world’s attention is beginning to wander

Isn’t it funny how fast we can get over tragedy. Maybe not personal tragedy, but certainly tragedy on a giant scale doesn’t really hold our attention for long does it?
The biggest story of the last couple of weeks is already slipping from front page news. The earthquake in Haiti has left 200,000 dead and cut [...]