Category: News Articles

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 »

When filial love broke barriers of time, distance

Source: http://m.deccanherald.com ASHWINI Y S, BENGALURU, OCT 25, 2016 Swedish woman Jyothi Svah (second from left, foreground) with her new-found family, including her biological father Dasharath Rao, her brother Maruthi, Rao’s second wife, their daughter and granddaughter. “The pain I had endured for the last 23 years has now come to an end,” said this overjoyed… Read more »

Germany-based adopted woman’s search for her mother ends in Pune

Source: http://indianexpress.com Shireen Alpa Potthast, a social worker in Germany, tracks down her biological mother in a village Written by Garima Rakesh Mishra | Pune | Updated: June 9, 2016 3:04 am Shireen Alpa Potthast at a restaurant in the city after meeting her mother. (Express Photo by Arul Horizon) Sipping a glass of fresh lime… Read more »

Centre lifts adoption veil

Source: http://www.telegraphindia.com Ananya Sengupta New Delhi, April 30: Arun Dohle took 17 years to find his biological mother. Dohle, 43, was two months old when his mother surrendered him to a Pune-based adoption agency. A couple from Germany later adopted him. Years later, when he returned to India to search for his biological mother, the agency… Read more »

‘Meeting my mother after 42 years was a miracle’

Source: http://www.bbc.com By Geeta Pandey BBC News, Delhi 14 March 2016 Elisabet Purve-Jorendal was born in India and given away for adoption in 1973 when she was less than six months old. A Swedish couple adopted her when she was two-and-a-half years old and gave her a new life. Forty-two years later, she tracked down her… Read more »

Given up at birth, she found mother after 42 yrs

Source: http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com Oct 09 2015 : The Times of India (Delhi) Ambika Pandit Four days before she turned 42, Elizabet Purve, a Swedish national with roots in India, got the birthday gift of her life. Her two-decade-long search for her biological mother ended in a Maharashtra village on September 12. Elizabet was lucky . Many Indians… Read more »

ACT in the NEWS: Raining Happiness

ACT’s work on re-connecting adoptees and their families often brings us stress, worries, financial hardship. In short it costs us blood, sweat and tears. But this weekend it was, once again, raining happiness: NAGPUR: It was raining happiness when Varsha , 29, finally met her biological mother in a nondescript village in Bhandara district. It… Read more »

`I finally found my mother after looking for a decade’

Source: http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com Oct 29 2014 : Mirror (Pune) Kaumudi Gurjar TWEET @ThePuneMirror Given up for adoption to a German couple, a psychiatrist finally managed to locate her biological mother after a tedious search spanning two continents and 10 years It’s been a 10-year-long search for Swati, a psychiatrist from Germany, to find her biological mother. After… Read more »