Archive for the ‘Latest attempts’ Category

International Adoptions Romania: In Brasov European adoptions on stage

Monday, October 18th, 2010
Brasov to be on stage the European adoption

Will Romabia be, so insulted by the closure of International Adoptions (Law 273/2004), the first European nation to introduce a shocking novelty in this area?

Thanks to the hard work of civil society is taking place today in Brasov, an important meeting between the President of Catharsis, Azota Popescu, and leaders of ORA (the central authority for adoptions Romania) and more than a hundred heads of departments from all over Romania. (more…)

Parliamentary question MEP Angellili

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Question for written answer 
to the Commission 
Rule 117
Roberta Angelilli (PPE)Subject: Alarming situation of orphans in Romania 

The alarming situation of abandoned children in Romania has become an increasingly serious and burning issue following the approval of Romanian Law No 273/2004 restricting intercountry adoptions to relatives up to the third degree. This restriction has led to an exponential rise in the number of Romanian children entrusted to orphanages. Moreover, under Romanian law, Romanian orphans lose their entitlement to child protection services on reaching the age of 18 and thus risk facing social exclusion and poverty. In some cases, they are also exploited by prostitution networks. Unfortunately, these minors include many young girls, some of them under the age of 14, who are deluded by promises of a better life in another country. (more…)

U.S. Ambassador to Romania Advocates Resumption of International Adoption From Romania

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Ambassador Mark Gitenstein told AFP news in Romania that he “would like to see a change in the Romanian law on adoptions, so that children can be adopted more easily and quickly, whether adopted by Romanians or foreigners. Because I believe that it is not a healthy thing that these children are not among their families as soon as possible. My wife is working as a volunteer here at a center in a hospital where they stay during their first year of life. And that is when they should be adopted, as soon as possible. Because the longer they stay in institutions, the greater will be the impact on their emotional and intellectual development.” We completely endorse his words. More Information.

Romanian President: Country’s Adoption Law Will Not Change During My Term

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Romanian President Traian Basescu said Thursday in Brussels that the country’s law on adoptions will not change, “at least” not during his term, regardless of the lobby in favor of change made “in Brussels and elsewhere.”

A petition for the reopening of international adoptions in Romania was dismissed on March 23 on the request of Romanian MEP Victor Bostinaru, unanimously backed by the European Parliament’s Petition Committee. (more…)

WDR: Auslandsadoptionen – das Geschäft mit der Armut (Bericht aus Brüssel)/Intercountry adoptions: the business of poverty

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

23 March 2010

European Parliament rejects Petition of Amici dei Bambini

Auslandsadoptionen – das Geschäft mit der Armut
Mittwoch, 31. März 2010, 21.55 – 22.10 Uhr .

Auch wenn die meisten kinderlosen Paare in Deutschland und Europa Gutes im Sinn haben, wenn sie ein Kind im Ausland adoptieren wollen – der jüngste Versuch, vermeintliche Waisenkinder aus Haiti ins Ausland zu schmuggeln, zeigt: Hinter der Adoptionsbranche steht eine markttüchtige Industrie, die nicht selten die Grenze zum Menschenhandel überschreitet. (more…)

Romanian Office for Adoptions suggests lifting some restrictions imposed on international adoptions

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

The Romanian Office for Adoptions suggested lifting some restrictions imposed on international adoptions and expects the Government and Parliament to approve this step, Bogdan Panait, Secretary of State of this institution, told Radio France International on Tuesday.
Bogdan Panait said on this occasion that he wanted fourth-degree relatives and the mixed families abroad to be allowed to adopt children from Romania. „At present adoption can be made by up to third-degree relatives. We made it in such a way that relatives up to the fourth degree and Romanian citizens married to foreign citizens can adopt children from Romania,” said Bogdan Panait. (more…)

Conference on “Challenges in Adoption Procedures in Europe”

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Source: Council of Europe


Romanian Orphans, ready for export to the EU

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

European Commission and Romanian Office for Adoptions quietly force to reopen international adoptions

Romanian Office for Adoptions prepares since almost 3 months to modify law 273 of 2004, the law that stopped the trafficking of children from Romania to other countries, under the guise of international adoptions. ORA officials have not acted on their own, but with the support of interest groups in the U.S., Italy, France and other countries.
By Mircea Opris 20/10/2009

These groups were used by a Directorate of the European Commission, which will hold a conference for the reopening of international adoptions from Romania, on 31 November and 1 December in Strasbourg. The European Commission requires changing of the law, imposed by itself as a condition of our entry in the EU. Jurnalul National was able to look into the corridors of these international operations, with the help of a source inside the European Commission, whose identity we will protect for understandable reasons. (more…)

Italians request the reopening of adoptions from Romania

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

by Anca Mihai

A petition with 40,000 signatures for the reopening of adoptions from Romania was sent to the European Parliament last week.  The initiative belongs to an Italian family in Palermo who in 2001 was just one step from finalizing the adoption procedure.  “We have met the children, we travel to Romania frequently to visit them, they also come to spend the holidays with us, but the law does not allow us to offer them a normal family”, said Vincenzo Macaluso.  The Italians were joined by American, French and Spanish families who have been in the same situation since 2005, the year when the law banning adoptions from Romania became effective. (more…)