Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Petition for Adoptee Rights

As follow-up to the earlier post on adoptee rights in India, here is a message from Arun Dohle, adult Indian adoptee:

Please sign the comments and circulate the link widely. We need a lot of signatures, so that CARA really considers our comments.


Basically CARA acknowledges that many of us Adoptees do want to search for Roots and specifically open the records.

But sadly they explicitly close the records in case of children born to unwed mothers.

Practically that means many of us- if not most- are effectively stonewalled from any search and prevented from knowing our original identity.

However since there is a chance of our voices being considered, before that comes into effect, let´s all try our best to achieve positive change.

Since the comments have become a bit long, here the three main points summarised.

a) Birthrecords: that Adoptees, do also get an original BirthCertificate, with the names of their biological parents

b) Right to access to our files and records, even in case of childrenborn to unwed mothers

c) Support and Setting up of independent Post Adoption Services

Thanks for your support!

Warm regards
Arun Dohle

1 comment:

  1. I was born in India and stolen from my family. I have been searching for my family for the last 30 years. See my video at http:www.youtube.com/iwasstolen
    The nuns that adopted me out hid me for a couple years and then moved me and then adopted me out. They made up lies and I finally got sister mary to admit to me that what I remebered was correct before she died. I have three identical marks on me that were put on me by my biological parents before I was stolen. i am desperate to find my family. I wrote the indian government a couple years back and they did not bother to respond. Things have to change.