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Welcome to India President Obama. NOW, can we finally talk adoptee deportations?

Meet Jennifer Haynes, born in India, she was  adopted at age 7 by an American, Edward Hancox.
She was brought to the United States by two unknown adults who accompanied her on the overseas flight.
At the time of the adoption, the agency that handled her case Americans for International Aid and Adoption (AIAA) failed to complete [...]

Disappearing Adoptee rights in India, now you see ‘em, now you don’t

Back in mid-August adoptees had a partial victory that we had hoped might lead to genuine structural changes, see my post Massive (partial) victory for adoptees from India and their human rights!
As I wrote at the time, referring to Arun Dohle’s efforts to gain his adoption file:
….when it comes to establishing the absolute right of [...]

Massive (partial) victory for adoptees from India and their human rights!

An incredibly important  Supreme Court decision has come out of India on Monday!
I have no real time to write about it all at the moment, so instead, I’m going to pull a variety of quotes out of some of the articles from the past day or so to lay out the outlines of what has [...]

How’s that Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption workin’ out for you then?

Yeah, not so swell.
Yesterday’s Minneapolis Star-Tribune ran an article focusing on the adoptive family’s end of an adoption of two girls from India, an adoption rooted firmly in lies. The girls were the second and third adoptions Maria Melichar and her husband Carl had done through the agency.
Minnesota couple caught up in apparent adoption fraud
(By [...]

Outsourcing reproduction, fertility tourism, and the money (or lack thereof) at the heart of it all

These are just a few of the recent stories that have crossed my desk as of late that I wanted to draw reader’s attention to.
The development of “artificial sperm” and the UK study on European fertility tourism are both important milestones.
Bastardette’s recent pieces on the development of artificial sperm-