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NEEDLE IN HAYSTACK Finding biological parents abroad is an uphill struggle for adoptees

source By Anand Chandrasekhar THIS CONTENT WAS PUBLISHED ON JANUARY 14, 2020 11:00 AMJAN 14, 2020 – 11:00 Time, money, determination and local contacts are essential for a roots search abroad.(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) International adoptees in Switzerland face legal hurdles, slow-moving bureaucracy and cultural resistance when trying to trace their origins in faraway… Read more »

Adopted by Danes, Indian finds mum after 40 years

SourceSwati Deshpande TNN | Oct 17, 2019, 05.19 AM IST MUMBAI: Four decades ago, David Santhakumar had looked into his mother’s eyes as an infant in Chennai. Last Friday, he did so again, this time as David Nielsen and from across continents via a video call. Both were unable to hide their joy and wonder…. Read more »

HC aids Swiss woman’s roots search

Source Times of IndiaSwati Deshpande | TN .. HC aids Swiss woman’s roots search TNN | Oct 10, 2019, 05.24 AM IST MUMBAI: In a relief to an adoptee from India who lives in Switzerland, the Bombay high court on Wednesday allowed her to search for her Indian roots via a power of attorney (PoA) holder. Though… Read more »

Chennai couple reunite with son who was kidnapped 20 years ago and adopted in US

Source Nageshwar and Sivagami’s son was kidnapped from Pulianthope in Chennai by an autorickshaw driver in 1999 and given away to an orphanage that did illegal adoptions. Geetika Mantri Tuesday, September 10, 2019 – 17:20 From left: Nageshwar Rao, Avinash, Sivagami September 8, 2019 – Nageshwar Rao and Sivagami will remember this day forever. This… Read more »

Swedish woman adopted as toddler uncovers sordid past

Swedish woman adopted as toddler uncovers sordid past in hunt for her Indian mother by Roli Srivastava | @Rolionaroll | Thomson Reuters Foundation Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:01 GMT  In the late 1990s she started to search for her birth mother, and found she had been taken against her mother’s will By Roli Srivastava MUMBAI, June 27 (Thomson Reuters… Read more »

Yours Truly, Aai:

Yours Truly, Aai: A Swedish woman, adopted from India, on a search that led her to her birth mother Written by Sunanda Mehta | Updated: June 11, 2017 10:40 am “I hugged her and felt her bone structure. As we spoke, I spotted our similarities — both of us are very sure of what we want and don’t want,”… Read more »

This is Where I Belong: A woman’s search for her birth mother

Source: http://www.hindustantimes.com By Danish Raza December 18th, 2016 It’s a sunny afternoon in mid-December in a village of 200 families in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region. The men are out in the fields. Herds of children follow us around the narrow lanes. Women peep through half-open doors. As we drive past semi-plastered houses, Anusja suddenly wants things… Read more »

She found her father after 23 years – human trafficking revealed

Source: http://www.aftonbladet.se 23 November 2016 (Google Translation) Jyothi Bousle Svahn had a strong memory of how her mother left her. But in the adoption papers in Sweden, it was stated that she had no relatives. As an adult, she began searching for their roots – and revealed a dark side where Swedish authorities and organizations… Read more »