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We Protect US Citizens from the Crisis of Adoption Trafficking
We have deep knowledge about the issues:
Targeted vulnerable populations worldwide
Connection to all forms of human trafficking
Impact of trafficking on adopted youth
Role of community leaders
Policies and practices
We Protect and Educate US Citizens and Global Partners on the Crisis of Adoption Trafficking.
MOTHERS | FATHERS | CHILDREN | COMMUNITIES | NATION STATES
ADOPTION TRAFFICKING AWARENESS SYMPOSIUM
SAVE THE DATE
June 18, 2022 | Washington, USA
Anti-human trafficking efforts and solutions
Stories from survivors of human trafficking
Experts in adoption trauma and research
Together, we advocate for all solutions that do not erase a person’s true identity which prohibits all future potential relationships with their family.
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IN THE FIELD
Against Child Trafficking
ON THE STAGE
TOGETHER WE CAN SUPPORT AND EDUCATE
ABOUT THE PRIMARY SPEAKER
ARUN DOHLE, FIELD INVESTIGATOR & RESEARCHER
Arun Dohle (b. 1973) was adopted by a German couple from an Indian orphanage. Like many adoptees, he started to search for his roots in his late teens. The Indian orphanage did not want to provide access to his file. Arun addressed the Indian Courts and it took 17 years to finally obtain access to the desired information. That´s how he learned that adoption is not about what is “good” for children, but rather protects the interests of adoption agencies, adoptive parents, and other vested interests. During his yearlong struggle to obtain his right to know the identity of his mother, Arun teamed up with Indian child rights activists. This was the beginning of his advocacy on children’s rights work. Following a major trafficking scandal that came out in 2005, Arun took up the cases of several Indian families whose children were kidnapped, sold to orphanages, and adopted abroad. The media reporting about his own case led many Indian adoptees to contact him. He advised them on their searches and eventually organized searches in India with the help of his Indian network of social workers and lawyers. Arun gave up his job as a financial consultant, while he dedicated his life to child rights and correcting the injustice of inter-country adoption — one case at a time
It is vital that we protect the American and global public in the effort to protect children from being unethically sourced for adoption.
Many adopted individuals have been processed under the false premise that they were orphaned or unwanted under deceptive advertising campaigns by profiteers.
TOGETHER WE CAN PROTECT LOCAL AND GLOBAL FAMILIES
PRESENTERS AND PANELS
Parents in the US and across the world need to be protected from forced removals, coercion, exploitation and other practices of modern slavery. Organizations like Saving Our Sisters educates and advocates for parents and families to understand the risks and facts of adoption.
Human trafficking operates in plain sight. Yet, mainstream society is not well-informed of the subtle actions traffickers take when targeting our children. For example, we don't think about abductions of embryos and the exploitation in donor conceived adoptions and surrogacy.
Children around the world are targeted for all forms of trafficking. It is imperative that we create safe communities at the local level, within families, schools, and municipalities to ensure children and their parents are protected and their rights enforced. Public policy is a priority.
A CRISIS AGAINST CHILDREN
"She picked me up and threw me on the refrigerator three times. Threw me on the ground. Took my clothes off. Took my leg brace off. And told me to go upstairs and sleep on the floor naked."
"She said, go out there and dig your own grave. I don’t give a shit if you die or not. Nobody’s gonna find you anyway, because you were never here.“
"And I’m not the only one digging my own grave. ten, thirteen other kids dug their own graves. She told us when we were in the house, 'you are never leaving.'"
Excerpts from Video Transcript:
Tom and Debra Schmitz took in a total of 17 children between 1996 and 2004. 7 had been purchased illegally.
Debra Schmitz was sentenced to 14 counts of child abuse and one count of trafficking.
The case against Tom Schmitz was expunged.
A CRISIS AGAINST MOTHERS
"Adopted or Abducted?"
An investigation report by Dan Rather into the treatment of American mothers by adoption facilitators. Taking infants from vulnerable mothers has been a little-known crisis and mere privately discussed for generations. This special hour-long program removes the veil of shame enforced by religious authorities that has led to emotional losses and trauma for mothers around the world. Click the image to watch the full one hour report.
Have a message or a question? Contact us here by filing in the fields below. Against Child Trafficking | USA works to prevent unethical separations and protect children and families within their native nation-states from being targeted, exploited, and trafficked to fill the demands of a global market. Join the movement and let's work together for our children, our world, our future. Against Child Trafficking | USA was founded upon the research papers and investigational work of Against Child Trafficking registered in the Netherlands with networks across Europe, Asia, and Africa.