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Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

Review for “Romania for Export Only”
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Nicolae Viorel Burcea

I am a Romanian orphan; later I became a Romanian adoptee to the United States at the age of almost 9. I had seen a lot of Romanian orphanages- I had been through six, mostly centered in Bucharest, but some in the countryside. When I left the country, I hadn’t many words to describe what I saw or what I felt about the whole event. Sometimes, in my young tweens, I often wondered if it had just been a bad nightmare, situated somewhere in morpheus-like dreamland. Any chance I got to read about Romania, I did. Any chance I got to connect with Romanian adoptees, I did. But there were hardly any to know and fewer still who wanted to speak to me about the orphanages. Most came as babies, and a few came when they were a few years older. The ones who had been in longer- people, perhaps, like myself- had already carved out careers as activists. Most of them, unfortunately, didn’t want to talk to me. (more…)

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Vance Twins
12 February 2019

“By the time I had finished Romania for Export Only, Roelie Post had earned my respect.

I admire the author’s empathy for the children and her ability to stay focused and tenacious throughout the story–especially when faced with adversaries. Readers will understand how challenging it was for the Romanian Team to protect the children against an intentional, strategic and determined force. We all know that when history is ignored, it is bound to repeat itself.

And it has. Adoption profiteers have spanned its web into every continent on earth. Let us not ignore this account.”

A Tribute to Roelie Post, by Janine Vance the author of The Search for Mother Missing: A Peek Inside International Adoption, Adoptionland: From Orphans to Activists, Adoption History 101: An Orphan’s Research & Co-Founder of Adoption Truth and Transparency Worldwide Network,  and author to The rEvolutionary Orphan Collective.

Dr. Catherine Lynch JD

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

26  June 2016

Source:  www.academia.edu

Book Review of

Romania For Export Only; The untold story of the Romanian ‘orphans’

by Roelie Post.

Dr. Catherine Lynch JD

As a child and an adoptee I, like most other adoptees, had known that something was extremely wrong with my world – I felt like I was being punished for something I was responsible for, but I wasn’t sure how I was being punished. I just knew that everything was wrong and it was my fault. Despite this I did live a picture perfect childhood and didn’t want for anything material – I was loved. As an adult I became determined to find out what was wrong with me, discovering instead, through years of study and activism, and in direct contrast to what years of socialisation within an adoptive family embeds into you, that adoption is a panacea, – that the problem wasn’t me. It was adoption itself. (more…)

curious george: A must read for those who care.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016
Source: Amazon

By curious george on January 5, 2016

Format: Kindle Edition

A must read book on intercountry-adoption by a civil servant who did her job. This diary gives demonstration on the damage done by adoption profiteers at the highest levels. Those who have been adopted by any nation (and those who work with families of loss) will understand the severity of the problem. This is a briefing on how they gained access in Romania. Past, present and future, the lobbyists have been working on each nation, opening bloodgates under the guise of child protection.

Mette Lee

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

28 June 2015

‪#‎Adoption‬ is more complicated that most citizens -and electeds realize. What we don’t know about ‪#‎RomanianAdoption‬ fills this book by Roelie Post

Mette Lee «
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Mette Lee

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

18 June 2015

Mette Lee (via Facebook)

A must-read this summer for all adoptees. Can’t wrap my head around that this book came out in 2007 and very few things has changed. Still the same f@@cked up arguments from the pro-adoption lobby and no focus on protection of the child. It’s hard to believe how human trafficking has been discussed on an EU level and still continues. Hard to believe there is a lack of children for adoption right? This book documents how UNICEF states there is 50 adopters for each child! Not about finding familys for children but children for adopters. Industries are build up around the commodity of a child selling business, like lawyers, translators, hotels, taxi companies, orphanage truism etc. Read it and let’s discuss it.

Kym rated it it was amazing

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

11 November 2014

Source: www.goodreads.com

Very eye-opening and informative book on Romania’s child protection policies/practices during a time of tremendous external pressure for Romania to release their children for international/overseas adoption. Great resource for anyone who cares about children’s rights and children’s welfare and who want to know more about the policies behind what is revealed and marketed as “the best interest of children”. Follow the money.

After reading her book, I have the utmost respect for the author for her dedication, commitment, and work for vulnerable families and children and her courage in writing this book.

rated it it was amazing
Very eye-opening and informative book on Romania’s child protection policies/practices during a time of tremendous external pressure for Romania to release their children for international/overseas adoption. Great resource for anyone who cares about children’s rights and children’s welfare and who want to know more about the policies behind what is revealed and marketed as “the best interest of children”. Follow the money.

After reading her book, I have the utmost respect for the author for her dedication, commitment, and work for vulnerable families and children and her courage in writing this book.

Roelie Post: A Living Legacy

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

22 March 2014

My name is Janine Vance and I am one of the Vance Twins. When my sister and I were sent to the United States from South Korea in 1972, the pioneering adoption agency gave our adoptive parents adocument called “Certificate of Orphanhood”.This piece of paper gave the impression that we were orphans. Because this document implied that we had no Korean family, we wore whole new identities without question and never thought to look for people who we were told did not exist. The idea of a Korean family did not enter our consciousness while we were young. (more…)

A Romanian Adoptee: If there is no problem with adoptions, then why are there threats?

Friday, August 30th, 2013

August 30, 2013

If there is no problem with adoptions, then why are there threats?

Romania for Export Only

One of the things that I have major questions about is: if there is no problem with the adoptions that have happened in Romania and around the world, then why are civil servants, who have worked on the child protection in Romania, being threatened?

G.M.

Child trafficking and intercountry adoption in Romania’s post-communist years

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Book Review: Romania For Export Only, The untold story of the Romanian “orphans” by Roelie Post

Review by Elizabeth Willmott-Harrop

16 July 2012, updated 14 May 2013

RoelieRoelie Post

In 2001, I worked on a European Union project euphemistically titled “Public Awareness Campaign to Prevent the Abandonment of Children in Romania”. I say euphemistically because it was in essence an anti-child trafficking project. Orphanages, where abandoned children ended up, were the equivalent of clearing houses in a supply chain of goods, the goods in this case being orphaned and abandoned children sold overseas. (more…)