Arun Dohle is in an India-born German national who was adopted when he was two months old. I had spoken with him on Skype before, but on Monday night we met for a face-to-face conversation. He gave me Romania – for Export Only – by Roelie Post. The back of the book says:
a ferocious lobby that wants to maintain intercountry adoptions stepped out – where global politics and private interests compete with the rights of the child.
Arun is the Executive Director of Action against Child Trafficking. He talked to me about Pound Pup Legacy – the website exposing the dark side of adoption I had been painfully aware of. Dr Claire Fenton-Glynn refers to it in her study that was on the agenda for yesterday’s meeting of the Petitions Committee.
Arun also suggested I write to President Juncker, as I haven’t heard from Vice-President Timmermans, since I handed him a folder of documents on 05.05.15.
Tuesday morning I met Dr Claire Fenton-Glynn and Ottavio Marzocchi from the Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs who had commissioned the study. I was glad to find Claire open for input ‘from the ground’ and Ottavio with a lot of experience in the EU Parliament and related Committees. In fact, he had seen my various presentations and offered me a place in the committee room in the afternoon. He had also invited a lady from the PETI Secretariat so that I could understand the process better that surrounded the Adoption without Consent study being presented to the Committee.
Ironically one of the three parents who were victimised for having dared to practise their right to petition the EU Parliament had sent me a link to this article on the day:
Previous articles published by Newsweek on the subject were:
- Thousands of Vulnerable Children Go Missing from Britain’s Protective Services
- Met Police believe ‘Credible’ Claims of Murder by ‘VIP’ Paedophile Ring
- Britain’s Elite Boarding Schools Are Facing an Explosion of Abuse Allegations
Obviously everybody is always very polite and acknowledged the confirmation that, in principle, everything is ok. Never mind the gap between the law and its implementation or the lack of it and the reality of real lives and real victims of a system that is too evil to imagine and to comprehend…
However, Committee members who are the only ones who have the right to speak commented:
- how an Estonian child was wrongly taken in hospital (just as in the Slovak Boor case)
- how discrimination against foreigners is of course completely unacceptable
- how ‘freedom of movement‘ has become a ‘risk of losing your child‘…
Vice-President Mairead McGuinness MEP and Peter Jahr MEP had attended the Round Table at the Slovak Embassy and reported positively. It seems that the previous ‘discourse of denial’ has been replaced by an admission ‘we have a problem’.
That, together with the recommendations made in the study, pave a promising future:
- the fact finding mission has been scheduled to take place in September;
- we will be able to provide input;
- a working group specialising on child rights will be formed.
Watch this space! Here is the radio interview Tony Gosling did with me on a bad skype connection in Brussels: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/81776
Sabine McNeill from http://www.victims-unite.net discusses the latest in the alleged Hampstead paedophile and satanic abuse ring which has forced her to flee Britain and live on the continent, Germany and Brussels. She’s working in the European Parliament to end forced adoptions because here many children, she claims, have been sexually abused.