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Adoption home tampered with children's records + more

A Frontline investigation lays bare a multi-billion-dollar, countrywide racket in inter-country adoption of children, run by private adoption agencies that exploit the loopholes in the rules.

P. GOUTHAM A new-born female child, which was sold by her mother in Salem, in the arms of her sisters after she was restored to the family by the district administration in 2002.
THE arrest in Chennai on May 3, 2005, of five kidnappers, who have sold over 350 children to an adoption agency in the city over many years; the inquiry ordered by the Delhi government into the process of inter-country adoptions in 10 agencies in the Capital; and the recent moves in Andhra Pradesh to book Shalini Misra, a former Director of the Women Development and Child Welfare Department, who had cracked the adoption racket in the State in 1999, under the SC/ST Atrocities Prevention Act, have blown the lid off a massive adoption racket in the country. Trade in inter-country adoptions, in particular, appears to be a "roaring business" for some unscrupulous agencies.

In 1999, the country was shocked by the revelation of an inter-country adoption racket in Andhra Pradesh when S. Peter Subbiah of Good Samaritan Evangelical Social Welfare Association was found buying and selling babies.... For the rest of the article:

Child adoption racket
CID sounds alert for Anita Sen at airports.The wife of a senior IPS officer is to be detained if she attempts to flee the country in association with child adoption racket. 61 children were rescued from Precious Moments Adoption Home, “run by Sen for illegal procurement, confinement and sale of infants and children.” 187 children and infants were rescued from eight adoption homes over the last 11 days.http://www.rediff.com/news/2001/may/01ap.htm & AP child trafficking accused in Bangalore: Police: http://www.rediff.com/news/2001/apr/30ap.htm

Adoption home tampered with children's records
A woman was allegedly lured to give away her son and daughter to Precious Moments Adoption Home. The children were declared orphans, which was not the case. The parents were merely legally separated. The names of the children were changed in the records. The children were among 61 children rescued by Child Welfare Department: http://www.rediff.com/news/2001/may/02jafri.htm

Meth, adoption, deportation : Adopted daughter from India could be deported due to adoptive mother’s death, stolen adoption papers and immigration problems. http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_10011361

73 infants rescued in Andhra Pradesh
“The Andhra Pradesh Government has tightened rules for adoption, to prevent child trafficking, even as officials of the Women Development and Child Welfare Department rescued 34 babies from a fake child adoption agency in the city on Friday evening.”Officials conducted a surprise check the premises of a voluntary organization and found that the organizers were involved in trafficking of children by selling them to foreigners in the name of in-country and intercountry adoption. This article is about the new rules placed on nursing homes and hospitals in an effort to control child trafficking. Voluntary organizations “have deviated from the principles and norms and are carrying on the trade of inter-country adoptions for monetary benefits, the director pointed out.”http://www.rediff.com/news/2001/apr/21ap.htm