Thursday, May 20, 2010

Birth Parents Demand Children's Return

From All-Africa News, a story out of Sierra Leone:
Aggrieved parents whose children were adopted by American-based Main Adoption Placement Services, MAPS, have demanded the immediate return of their children.

In a meeting with the minister of social welfare, gender and children's affairs at his New England office yesterday, spokesperson for the aggrieved parents, Kassim Kargbo said: "We want our children back immediately. We were not informed about any adoption."

He said they were told by Help A Needy Child International, HANCI, that their children would be well taken care off and provided with the basic amenities up to university level, adding, "It is rather unfortunate that it has turned out to be an adoption."

HANCI, an organization responsible to look after the welfare of children in the country, facilitated the adoption of the children to MAPS in America.

The organization had earlier claimed that the adoption was done legally and that the parents of the children were fully informed throughout the process.
The story says there's been a year-long investigation by the Sierra Leone government, but no results yet.

1 comment:

Victoria said...

I notice the article spelled the name of the agency wrong - it's Maine (the state) Adoption Placement Services. Wow, I hadn't heard about this.