Last weekend witnessed the 17-year-old Thereza De Wannemaeker from Denderleeuw in The Latest News about the fraud that her adoption from Ethiopia has taken place. Her adoptiedossier proved to be false information. As her father was wrongly will be dead and her mother was given as disappeared. the
following In the footsteps of her testimony were also other Ethiopian adoptive children and parents to for with examples of fraud. In some cases, to serious errors. Parents who mistakenly declared dead were children who have been under pressure to lie about their age and children who are incorrectly identified as brother and sister, were presented. the
as well as all the records were handled through the adoption agency Ray of Hope and took place in Ethiopia through the same contact.
“This has to be examined thoroughly”, says Lorin Parys, Flemish member of parliament, and adoption expert at N-VA. “I have a hearing pending in the Flemish parliament. In the commission's well-being, I want the victims to tell their stories, but I also want an explanation of the relevant adoption agency and the Flemish Centre for Adoption. After the hearings, I will to the minister to ask that he is an independent investigation to start.” the
According to Parys should still work for the end of the term. “I am a member of parliament until may 25, and will that role continue to fully play. It must succeed to the hearings in the short term, to organise and research to start. That way the next parliament a thorough report in his hands with which it can start to take action.”
Conflict of interest?
I want the victims to tell their stories, but I also want an explanation of the relevant adoption agency and the Flemish Centre for AdoptionLorin Parys (N-VA)
Within the commission's well-being threatens to be a conflict of interest to arise. Vice-president Katrien Schryvers (CD&V) is also the chairman of the agency that is currently in disrepute. “I have always warned about the situation,” says Parys. “You may as member of parliament, no independent control of an adoption agency where you, yourself, chairman.”
Meanwhile, walked on our editors all 16 testimonials within of adoptiefraude from Ethiopia, but that number may still rise. Between 1997 and 2017, there are fewer than 936 children of Ethiopia to Flanders come. More than 600 came through the adoption agency Ray of Hope, and through the controversial Ethiopian contact Bruk Beyene Ayano.
Variety of adoptive parents want to investigate who is responsible for the many errors in the files. Call now hearing.