The Intersection Between Child Trafficking and International Adoption

Why do we do what we do?

“The reason I took up other adoptees’ cases is that I don’t wish anyone to have to give up their profession. To travel to India forty times. To fight in the courts for seven years. And to lose everything. As I did. I want to share my experience with other adoptees, help them navigate the Indian bureaucracy, and together challenge the laws that keep our identities secret. A sense of justice. I love the work I took up against trafficking and for adoptee rights. I believe that the authorities must acknowledge the wrongs committed and assist us, adoptees, with re-establishing our identities. The truth must be acknowledged.”

Arun Dohle | Executive Director
Against Child Trafficking | Europe

You made a difference. Thank you. 

Adoption Trafficking Awareness Symposium

Adoption Trafficking Awareness Symposium 2022

Adoption Trafficking Awareness Symposium 2022

Protecting Local and Global Families on the Crisis of Adoption Trafficking.


  • Enable field research and investigative cases

  • Develop and spread educational materials based on the correct interpretation and proper implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

  • Organize and participate in Child Rights based forums and related fields.

  • Provide professional and peer support for victims of child trafficking.

Adopted people representing each continent shared their personal stories on how they were falsely labeled as orphans to be processed for international adoption, many of who were also featured on ABC Nightline, Oprah, Dan Rather, NBC News, and BBC Radio.

Parents (separated by adoption) shared their stories on how they were tricked and an inside scoop on the tricks of the trade within the industry.

Most people are unaware of the crisis of Adoption Trafficking. Infants and children are literally stolen from moms and dads for international adoption. At the symposium, you will see how this happened and why it began. This tragedy even occurs in the US but in a different way. The panelists educate and bring awareness to what is happening behind the scenes. It is vital for the mainstream–especially organizations such as yours (or people like you)–to understand, so we can stop this from happening to unsuspecting vulnerable parents all around the world.

Need a Consultant or Speaker on the Intersection Between Child Trafficking & International Adoption or information on the crisis of adoption trafficking? Email

Learn about the hidden side of adoption. Read, Adoption: What You Should Know.

Adoption: What You Should Know, Janine Myung Ja

Don’t get duped. Gain a bird’s-eye view of the hidden side of the practice here!

It is a must-read for academics studying the field and is particularly useful for social workers, counselors, anthropologists, human rights advocates, and adoptee allies. Pick up this book today and be one of the rare few who know more than the professionals in the field. This research book summarizes the inception and expansion of the adoption industry, focusing on its roots and consequences kept from public awareness. Taken children–now adults–are critiquing a global man-made market. This perspective is meant to inform vulnerable communities against a fierce industry that professes God is on their side. It is only natural for Mother Nature to recover itself.

Read the press release here.

Donate here.



Rev. Dr. Janine Vance – ACT USA | Arun Dohle – ACT Europe | Anjali Pawar – ACT India | Tyler Graf – Chile | Mohamed Nabieu (Nabs) – Sierre Leone | Christopher Emanuel – Sky is the Limit | Renee Gelin – Saving Our Sisters | Leslie Mackinnon- Catholic Unwed | Mother’s Home Survivor | Melisa Trejo – Colombia | Gustavo Tobar – Guatemalan Father | Osmin Ricardo Tobar – Guatemala | Maline Caroll – Haiti | Enrique Villa – Spain | Sandy White Hawk – Sicangu Lakota Rosebud Reservation | Barbara Sumner – New Zealand