Saturday, April 28, 2012

Armenian Adoption Fraud discussed in WikiLeaks from Armenian Embassy

Zvartnots Airport in Yerevan. More Armenian Embassy cables on fraud being leaked ADOPTION FRAUD -------------- 12. (U) To be eligible for adoption in Armenia, a child must be legally abandoned by all living parents through a renunciation of parental rights, or found to be an orphan by the state. Death certificates of both parents, court decisions or police statements (in cases of a foundling child) also may serve as evidence of a child's orphaned status. Orphaned children become the custody of orphanages and the Ministry of Labor and Social Issues maintains the centralized registration and has the list of children available for adoption. For the first three months on this list, a child may be adopted only by Armenians; after three months have elapsed, a child may be adopted by Armenians or foreigners. 13. (SBU) Corruption on the part of Armenian government officials, adoption agencies and orphanages is a concern, and due to pervasive document fraud, local birth and identity documents are often not reliable. However, during this reporting period, none of the cases we have seen have included fraudulent documents. In addition to field investigations, post combats adoption fraud by running background checks on all local adoption facilitators, whom post READ more about fraud here via wikiLeaks

Friday, April 27, 2012

Armenian Adoption and discussion in the Turkish Weekly

What do my Journalist friends at The Turkish Weekly have to say?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Armenian Adoption programs expanded at Adoption Agencies to include special needs

Great News! Carolina Adoption Services Armenia We are pleased to announce that we are accepting new families hoping to adopt children with special needs and/or children 5 years and older! There are many children with special needs in Armenia waiting for you. At this time our infant program remains full to new families Adopt Abroad Armenian Adoptions **Currently we are accepting applicants only into the Special needs waiting child program** Introduction to Adopt Abroad, Inc. and our Armenian Adoption Program And we do have a well known Adoption Attorney that is fully acrediated and respected in Armenia that is now conducting adoptions in Armenia. She currently is working on completing the adoptions for 8 Armenian couples.

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

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Armenian Adoptions- Adoption of disabled children

While Armenian citizens leave their mentally and physically disabled children, they are adopted in Italy, France, United States in the framework of the inter-country adoption. The adopting families from overseas are exempt from paying several taxes in their countries, Armenia’s Ministry of Labor informed Armenian According to the Ministry of Labor, there are 9,000 disabled children in Armenia, 550 were left by their parents. The adoption of healthy children is typically problematic in Armenia. Almost no one adopts disabled children. For adopting a disabled child the family gets an allowance of $1200 and other benefits in Sweden. In Armenia the allowance is AMD 18,000 or around $50. Armenian citizens throughout the world refuse to adopt disabled children, the head of Armenian Labor Ministry Children’s Department Lena Hayrapetyan told Armenian “If the child has a missing finger or can’t see properly he can still become a member of the society,” she added. “If the family refuses to keep the child, the state takes care of the child.” Last week we got wonderful news that 8 American couples that are working with a prominent Adoption Attorney (who has full Hague Acrediation) are finalizing their adoptions in Armenia. This Attorney is known by US Congress and by officials in Armenia, Please pray for these 8 couples in the next few days as we honor our 97 year of recognizing the slaughter of our ancestors and the 150,000 Armenian orphans "Remains of the sword" Please also say "Thanks" to those Americans who are willing to adopt the non correctable special needs children. This is a huge unselfish act. Armenia is getting more and more pediatric and rehabilitation training for the special needs children. They no longer have to be "reserved" in the room at the top of the stairs and adopted out. Armenia will provide for all of her children.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Armenian Adoption Adventure is multi national

Views from the last 12 months, Thank you Armenia for viewing!! United States 6,111 Armenia 567 Canada 480 Russia 437 Italy 414 Ukraine 292 Germany 227 France 149 United Kingdom 146 Malaysia 103

Armenian Adoption Adventure, Easter Egg Hunt fun

Well we managed to get the most eggs! But my vohr is in the picture, we had a great time. The most holy of days for Armenians is Easter Cristos Hareeav ee Meretotz.... Orhnial haroutune Cristosee...