Pay in dollars and adopt a child (Posted Monday , June 19, 2006 at 19:51) ... 358-3.html

Pune: Adoption is not charity—it's about creating a new family. However, for foreigners looking for Indian babies the drill is simple. They just need to talk dollars.

Six CNN-IBN reporters conducted a Special Investigation over six months in Pune, Maharashtra, Rourkela, Cochin and London.

Two CNN-IBN reporters posed as an NRI couple wanting to adopt a child. They landed up at an adoption center in Pune called Preet Mandir, where the owner J S Bhasin has babies on offer—readymade and off the shelf.

What J S Bhasin does is a crime and the law calls such a person a child trafficker. Bhasin has been selling babies to foreigners for years, breaking every adoption law in the country. Preet Mandir is his baby shop.

The CNN-IBN investigation found that Bhasin runs a countrywide network to source unwanted babies and he may be even stealing them. The babies come from hapless unwed mothers, and he always makes sure he gets the babies cheap.

Bhasin then sells them to uninformed foreigners, often for as much as Rs 5.5 lakh per baby.

CNN-IBN reporters posed as wealthy and childless NRIs and pretended that they were scared of paperwork and red tape.

A conversation with Bhasin revealed that he would go to any length to traffic a baby.

When the reporters met 'social workers' at Preet Mandir, they were assured that the adoption was a simple process.

The team just walked in and the 'social workers' asked them to select a baby.

CNN-IBN: "I have a medical problem and want to adopt a child, but my husband is dead against it. I however, am convinced but I have no idea how to go about the entire adoption process."

CNN-IBN: "How much do NRIs normally pay to adopt a child?"

J S Bhasin: "Well earlier it was between $6000 to $8000. Then prices went up and it is now $12,000. You see Indians — soldiers, rickshaw pullers — cannot afford to pay so much. They just give about Rs 5000, but I say it's okay because then there are people like you who are supporting them $12,000."

And in the proces all these laws are forgotten.

NRIs should first register with a child welfare agency in the country of their residence.

The agency has to be recognised in India as well. Inter-country adoption is a year-long process that ends with the mandatory approval of a High Court.
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Buying and Selling of children in India to countries such as Denmark and Holland 

Article below will be translated in the next day or to.

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BØRN TIL SALG From Extra Bladet DK today ... 307358.ece

AC BØRNEHJÆLP er det tiltalende navn på et adoptionsbureau, der formidler adoption af udenlandske børn til Danmark. Børnene kan eksempelvis komme fra Indien.

Bureauet har blandt andet arbejdet tæt sammen med det indiske børnehjem John Abraham Memorial Bethany Home. Børnehjemmet er i dag lukket af de indiske myndigheder.

En ransagning af hjemmet afslørede en rystende vanrøgt af børnene. Desuden var nogle af børnene blevet købt eller kidnappet med henblik på videresalg.

AC BØRNEHJÆLP har ligeledes haft et nært samarbejde med børnehjemmet Preet Mandir. Også det er nu lukket af de indiske myndigheder.

Lederen af børnehjemmet er mistænkt for at have taget mellem 5000 og 15.000 dollar for hvert barn, der blev sendt til udlandet til adoption.

Lederen af Preet Mandir solgte med andre ord børn.

AC BØRNEHJÆLP har været blandt køberne i begge børnehjem.

Jørgen-Ulrich Raunskov, som er direktør for AC Børnehjælp, siger til DR-udsendelsen ’21 Søndag’, at han ikke kan huske, hvor mange penge organisationen har betalt for de børn der er kommet til Danmark. Men han erkender, at adoptionsbureauet har sendt et fast månedligt beløb til børnehjemmet Preet Mandir, der til gengæld for de rare penge skulle levere tre til fem børn om året til adoption.

Adoptivbørn pr. abonnement, med andre ord.

AC BØRNEHJÆLP har et tiltalende navn. Men det er tilsyneladende også det bedste, man kan sige om adoptionsbureauet.

De børn, som bureauet har formidlet til Danmark, og som nu er en del af danske familier, har det efter al sandsynlighed godt. Men forud for deres ankomst til Danmark kan ligge alvorlige forbrydelser.

Og under alle omstændigheder har hensynet til børnene ikke været det primære i forbindelse med formidlingen af adoption. Det har koldt og kynisk handlet om penge.

Indien har grebet ind. Danmark bør gøre det samme.
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Happy Birthday to Thea & Maria 

Congratulations to Thea & Maria who turned 13 today. Both adopted from Bal Vikas. We wish you a lovely day with your family and friends........

Hugs from all of us to you

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:) :) :) :) :) Hanne's son is cleared :) :) :) :)  

A HUGE congratulations to Hanne and her son who was cleared in District Court of New Delhi today. What a day. I think everyone who knows Hanne or of her is jumping with joy today. FINALLY… YES YES YES HURRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY.

Hanne is one of the most endearing, strong, heartwarming people I’ve met in my life. Just extraordinary in every way.

A year ago I joined the Adoptionzone in Dk hosted by Tine and Brian Bech. I came to know Hanne through the zone through her entries. A single mother who was in the miss of adopting a sweet little girl Malar from Delhi when tragedy struck and she past away only months from being united with her beautiful mother. Everyone felt for Hanne’s loss and many prayed.

The big question arose, “What would happen now?” Months went by and nothing seemed to be happening. During this time, Hanne was extremely patient. She never once complained about why this had happened to her, or felt sorry for herself. She kept her head up high while we (on the Adoption Zone) crossed our fingers that the sun would shine on her again.

Finally one sweet day in September of 2006, the agency called to inform Hanne that she had become the mother to a sweet young boy also from New Delhi (name of the orphanage is withheld until he is home) Hurraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. :) It became a matter of time before she would receive NOC and finally today, he was cleared in the court. :)

For those of you who do not know Hanne that well here’s a brief background. At a young age (not that she’s old now…. :) Hanne traveled to India several times, alone and without her family members, and fell head over heals in love with the country, the people and the culture. India touched her in ways she’s never experienced before with any other country she had visited. When the time came for her to adopt there was absolutely no doubt in her mind that her child was in the country in which her heart lies, INDIA.

My latest email from Hanne is expressing that she can barely wait a few weeks, to meet her son, tell him how much she loves him. He’s such a huge part of her life and heart.

I end this entry with yet another huge congratulations to Hanne and her family from all of us. This is truly a lovely day. All the best to the both of you in the future. I'd like to dedicate this entry in loving memory of daughter.


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