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Netherlands Stops Adoptions from South Asian Countries After 30 Years of Abuses Revealed

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The Netherlands has suspended all international adoptions after a government investigation uncovered over three decades of abuses, including coercing or paying foreign mothers to give up their children.

The investigation started after an increasing number of adoptees looked into their family history and later discovered their birth documents were either forged or lost, or their adoption was illegal, according to Aljazeera.

Autistic Chinese Boy ‘Rehomed’ By Adoptive YouTuber Parents is NOT Missing

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A Chinese boy allegedly “rehomed” by his adoptive parents from Ohio is now in the process of finding a new family, authorities in Delaware said.

Speculations into the whereabouts of Huxley Stauffer, 5, began to circulate after his parents’ announcement that he no longer lives with them — a decision reportedly made following the advice of “multiple professionals in the healthcare and educational arenas.”

British Sikh Couple Told By Adoption Service That They Cannot Adopt a White Child

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A British-born Sikh couple who were denied to adopt a White child due to their Indian heritage has taken the local Royal Borough council and its adoption service to court. 

Sandeep and Reena Mander have alleged that their local Berkshire adoption service told them that their application to join the register of approved adopters would be rejected due to their “Indian background.” They were also told that they might have better luck looking to adopt a child from India.

Chinese-American ‘Abandoned’ 13 Years Ago Reunites with Birth Parents Thanks to the Internet

A Chinese-American teenager has been reunited with her biological parents after beleiving she was abandoned for more than a decade in China, and it is all thanks to the power of the internet.

Kylee Fengmin Bowers, or Liang Jinglang, her birth name, was accompanied by her adoptive mother when she went to China to finally meet her biological parents 13 years after she had gone “missing.” The 18-year-old was welcomed by her parents and siblings in a very heartwarming reunion at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport last Sunday, according to Nanfang Daily via South China Morning Post.

Think Adopting Children of Color Makes You Woke? It Doesn’t

White people have been adopting children of color for decades, using infertility, religion, or unacknowledged white saviorism to explain their choice. An entire adoption industry supports itself on white people’s desire to parent — which is not in of itself a bad thing — but only recently did anyone consider transracial adoption’s ramifications.

Scouring the internet reveals some of these white parents trying to do right by their transracially adopted kids. This isn’t directed at them. In fact, I’m friends with many of those rockstar white parents and they’re doing adoption right. But this right here is a direct message to white people who think adopting yellow, brown, and black children somehow enwokens™ them to the needs of people of color.

After 48 Years, Adoptee Finds His Birth Mother and the Restaurant She Named After Him in Japan

Air Force Col. Bruce Hollywood was given up for adoption by his biological Japanese mother soon after his father, an American soldier once stationed in Japan, was reassigned back to the United States.   

Adopted in 1960 by an American couple who were stationed at a U.S. military base in Japan, Hollywood was provided a good life in America, according to the Washington Post

Long Island Family Takes in Chinese Orphan Girl After Biological Parents Abandon Her

A couple from Massapequa, New York, welcomed a new addition to their family, 2-year-old Lia Lililing, despite already having children and grandchildren of their own.

Lililing, a Chinese orphan, was born with craniosynostosis, a rare condition that greatly affects the child’s skull and could later cause severe developmental problems to her brain, according to CBS New York.