Adoption is the largest unregulated industry in the USA today. Billions of dollars are involved with little oversight and no accountability. Unmarried, pregnant women continue to be coerced or tricked into surrendering their children to persons who profit from adoption.
“Furthermore, over the years, inter-country has been proven to be rampant with fraud and corruption, an inconvenient truth for adoption agencies that prefer to keep their supply channels open,” said Niels Hoogeveen, spokesperson for Pound Pup Legacy.
“Adoption is either presented to the public as a win-win situation in the case of domestic adoption or saving the lives of orphans in inter-country adoption. No mention is ever made of the fact one family has to be destroyed before an other can be created. The real 'winners' are adoption agencies and facilitators,”
Until October 30, 2009, you can help to select the recipient of this year's award. Cast your vote by following this link: http://poundpuplegacy.org/
The nominees (see links below for more information)
Adoptions First for offering of a free birth mothers package
Athanasios Kollias aka Teo for the involvement in various Guatemalan child trafficking cases
Barnardos for promoting the removal of children and have them adopted as the solution to family breakdown
Bethany Christian Services for using coercive tactics obtaining infants for their customers
Deborra Lee-Furness for pushing laxer regulations in inter-country adoption
Harry and Bertha Holt for starting the placement of "special needs children" who are truly not adoptable, into the homes of already huge families
Independent Adoption Center for plugging their business on WE TV's Adoption Diaries, making them the non-denominational Bethany
Joint Council on International Children's Services for supporting temporary movement of foreign children to America because such trial-basis "exchange" programs "help" the adoption process
LDS Family Services for using coercive tactics in obtaining infants for adoption and for not respecting paternal rights
Scott and Karen Banks for child trafficking, coercive adoption practices and the abandonment of their adopted children
The Dutch Ministry of Justice for preventing research into corrupt adoption practices in China, because of diplomatic and business relations with that country
The government of Malawi for allowing Madonna to adopt Mercy James
Pound Pup Legacy is an organization advocating for the safety and well-being of children in foster care and the adoption system. For more information visit Pound Pup Legacy on the web: http://poundpuplegacy.org/
Adoptions First: http://poundpuplegacy.org/
Athanasios Kollias: http://poundpuplegacy.org/
Bethany Christian Services: http://poundpuplegacy.org/
Harry and Bertha Holt: http://poundpuplegacy.org/
Independent Adoption Center: http://poundpuplegacy.org/
Joint Council on International Children's Services: http://poundpuplegacy.org/
LDS Family Services: http://poundpuplegacy.org/
Scott and Karen Banks: http://poundpuplegacy.org/
The Dutch Ministry of Justice: http://poundpuplegacy.org/
The Malawi Government: http://poundpuplegacy.org/
For more information contact Niels Hoogeveen, TEL: +31610213224 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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