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French pressure on Romania: for export

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Here we go. Again.

In the middle of the dramatic adoption of Sorina, French TV channel ARTE launches yet another campaign to re-open intercountry adoption from Romania.

Let’s not forget that there are 314.000 children in the French child protection system.

And that in the Dutch child protection still many older children are put in isolation, for behaviour problems.

Still, in France or the Netherlands, nobody lobbies to send these children abroad.
Only Romania has the doubtful honour to be the target of the French.

Same same, since more than 30 years.

Date: 2019-07-15

Romania re-opens the export of children?

Friday, November 11th, 2011

According to the Romanian newspaper Jurnalul National Romania is ready to re-open the export of its children.

On Wednesday the Romanian Parliament voted for changing the adoption law. I have not yet been able to finish reading all the amendments, but it is clear that this would be a start in opening the doors.

It is now up to President Basescu to sign this amendment.

Will he keep his word?

‘Anyone can lobby in Brussels or anywhere else, but Romania will not change its adoption legislation, at least not as long as I am the President’

Press conference – 22 April 2010 – of EC President José Manuel Barroso and Romanian President Traian Basescu:

MEPs demand easing of adoption restrictions

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

MEPs demand easing of adoption restrictions

International adoptions should be encouraged in order to give a family life to children who are abandoned or at risk of becoming institutionalised in orphanages, the European Parliament said this week.
In a resolution agreed by a majority of MEPs in Strasbourg, members urged all EU institutions to play a more active role in facilitating inter-country adoptions and cutting red tape, while safeguarding children’s rights. (more…)

Romania and the International Adoptions Issue

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
Posted on 26 January 2011 by Stefan Derabus

For many years, international adoptions have been blocked by a moratorium in Romania. At that time (back in 2002) this was the only way to stop the trade with children which was booming in the country. It was the best kind of “business”: little investment, and a lot of income generated for international adoption agencies, which were eager to get as many children as possible abroad. (more…)

Romania: a new step towards the release of international adoptions

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Romania: a new step towards the release of international adoptions
The legislative proposal of the Association Catharsis Romania to resume international adoptions has made another step forward: the members of the Commission on Human Rights, Cults and National Minorities Issues with the Chamber of Deputies assigned to the task deputy Sergiu Andon to follow the construction, from a technical standpoint, the bill will be ‘discussed in Parliament. (more…)

International Adoptions: Coordinating by the EU of the Rules

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
Date: 2011-01-19

It ‘s the first significant step towards adopting  European Adoptions. With the approval of the Resolution on International Adoption by the European Parliament today international adoption enter fully the responsibility of coordination by the ‘European Union. (more…)

From the trenches of JCICS

Friday, December 10th, 2010

PoundPupLegacy today found the doors to the Joint Council on International Children’s Services’ membership area wide open.

For those who don’t know, JCICS is the umbrella organisation of the US adoption agencies and other members of the adoption industry. With the downgoing number of intercountry adoptions, it is a trade organisation that is fighting for its life. More on that you can find in its 2009 Stakeholders document. (more…)

Battle of international adoptions reaches peak

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

The European Commission Forges Official Report
Autor: MIRCEA OPRIS 3 decembrie 2010

The European Commission has falsified an official report, released only partially exactly one year ago, during the Conference on Challenges in Adoption Procedures in Europe, in Strasbourg from 30 November to 1 December 2009. Exclusively for Jurnalul National several experts testified about the pressure put on their work by high-rank European Commission officials, in order to get to the conclusion that there is a need for the establishment of a European Adoption Agency. The stake of the new agency: creating a “market” for European adoptions in which Romania would be forced to reopen international adoptions. Behind this decision are pro-adoption lobbies from France, Italy, Spain and the United States. (more…)

Raport oficial falsificat de Comisia Europeană

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Bătălia adopţiilor internaţionale a ajuns la apogeu

3 decembrie 2010

Comisia Europeană a falsificat un ra port oficial, prezentat parţial exact cu un an în urmă, la Congresul despre Drep turile Copilului de la 30 noiembrie-1 decembrie 2009, la Strasbourg. 

În exclusivitate pentru Jurnalul Na ţional, câţiva experţi care au întocmit ra portul povestesc despre presiunile la care au fost suspuşi de Comisia Eu ro peană pentru a impune conclu zia că este nevoie de înfiin ţa rea unei Agen ţii Europene pentru Adopţii. (more…)

WikiLeaks runs first confidential cable wire from Romania on adoption cases

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

WikiLeaks has published the first confidential document sent from the US Embassy in Bucharest to the US. The document, sent in 2006 by the then US Ambassador to Bucharest Nicholas Taubman refers to adoption cases. “On April 5, Embassy received by mail a letter from Theodora Bertzi, Secretary of State for the Government of Romania,s (GOR) Romanian Office for Adoptions (ROA), dated March 29 and including the final report of the GOR Working Group established in June 2005 to audit pending petitions by foreign families to adopt Romanian orphans and abandoned children,” writes the document. “‘The report shows that none of the 1,092 children identified in the pending petitions will be available for inter-country adoption, ostensibly for the following reasons,” the document goes on, further mentioning the reasons. (more…)