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India’s orphans, for export only?

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

India’s Orphans, FOR EXPORT ONLY?

Reflection on intercountry adoptions, after reading ‘Romania for Export only, the untold story of the Romanian orphans’

by Anant Asthana

Business of selling children in the garb of “Adoption” goes on and it is hard to dismantle this adoption-mafia which has come up in India.

The author is a lawyer in Supreme Court of India.
This column is narration of his experiences and views while he is now looking into adoption issue in India.
He can
be contacted at
Full article HERE

Kim Gohyang

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

I just finished reading Roelie Post‘s book, Romania for Export Only: the Untold Story of Romanian ‘Orphans’.

By reading this book, I’ve learned how the lobby of adoption agencies and NGO are vicious and ferocious.
It doesn’t surprise anymore what’s happening in Korea right now.

This book is a must read. If you think inter-country adoption is necessary to save the abandoned/’orphans’, please read this book.

India’s Orphans: FOR EXPORT ONLY

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Source: Tehelka Foundation

A personal Inquiry

by Anant Asthana on Thursday, November 1, 2012

Me: I don’t understand you guys’ opposition to inter-country adoption. You are extremists.

Arun: Anjali! Give that book to Anant.

Anjali: But I have brought that book for registrar.

Arun: No, give it to him. It makes more sense to give it to him than registrar.

Anjali: Ok

So that’s how I got hold of this book called ” The Untold story of the Romanian ‘orphans’ ” which carries a tag in bold ” FOR EXPORT ONLY”. Anjali is a friend of mine, based in Pune, Maharashtra and works exposing the dark side of foreign adoptions (inter-country adoptions). Arun is from Germany where he was given into adoption from India when he was a child. Exposing the cruel side of inter-country adoptions is something very personal to him, having been a survivor of it. Their tireless campaigning on this issue is inspirational and their anger is provocative. (more…)

Daniel Ibn Zayd

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Roelie Post’s account is an insider perspective that is all the more valid coming from someone whose work and very position required a non-resistant stance against the international trafficking of children that we euphemistically refer to as adoption. (more…)

Review by Elizabeth Willmott Harrop

Monday, July 16th, 2012

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

Janine Vance author of The Search for Mother Missing: A Peek Inside International Adoption

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

June 2012

Roelie Post’s book, Romania for Export Only: the Untold Story of the Romanian ‘Orphans’, exposes the formation of an unjust legalized system called inter-country adoption, in which children are taken from their families and sent to foreigners. By reading the book, I was given insights into how adoption lobbyists forcefully and subtly manipulate their agenda into countries—one country at a time. This particular book focuses on Romania. The author does not tell the reader what to believe, but rather we get to form our own opinion as we follow her experiences in the effort to protect the Romanian children between 1999 and 2006. (more…)

Carolyn D.

Friday, June 8th, 2012

The travesty that was Romanian adoption is not going to be repeated, at least for now, despite the machinations of the adoption industry. I am reading Roelie Post’s book on the Romanian adoptee debacle of the late 1980s and 1990s and this is most certainly a victory for children.

Reader’s reaction – Romania for Export Only

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Tonight I got a phonecall from someone who had just finnished reading my book.

‘Reads like a thriller’, she said.

And she was curious about the follow-up. Will there be a happy ending?

That remains to be seen…

A bit of follow-up can already be seen at

Search a Chil, Pay Cash, the Adoption Lobby (September 2009):

Elena Elosegi:

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

First of all I wanted to congratulate you on your book that I just finished. I found it fascinating and impressive. At times I thought I was reading a novella…  Thank you, I’ve seen the otherside of the story of adoption in Romania. I started to get interested in adoption in 1999 and had no Internet access to almost 2001. It was very enlightening.
Right now I heard the news on television. In Spain there are 34,000 homeless children in schools. Obviously these are not adoptable, the birth parents have not lost custody and is verydifficult to adopt. How ironic right?
The Spanish are going to all nations to adopt children and have 34,000 in our juvenile facilities.
Ireland is going to visit the U.S. to look into the possibility to take American children?
The world upside down.
Antes de nada quería felicitarle por su libro que acabo de terminar. Me ha resultado fascinante e impresionante. En algunos momentos me parecía que estaba leyendo una novela…Muchas gracias, he visto la otra versión de la historia de la adopción en Rumania. Yo empecé a interesarme por la adopción en 1999 y no tuve acceso a Internet hasta casi 2001. Ha sido muy esclarecedor.
Ahora mismo he escuchado las noticias en la televisión. En España hay 34.000 menores desamparados en centros. Evidentemente no son adoptable, los padres biológicos no han perdido la patria potestad y resulta muy dificil adoptarlos. Qué ironía verdad?
Los españoles vamos a todos los países del mundo a adoptar niños y tenemos 34.000 en nuestros centros de menores.
Irlanda se va de visita a EEUU para ver las posibilidads de adoptar menores estadounidenses?
El mundo al revés.

Victor Bostinaru, Member of the European Parliament:

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

About Romania for Export Only:

A DRAMATIC, AND SOMETIMES INCONVENIENT TRUTH…, but it is an x-ray about the realities Romania faced all this tragic decade.