Social Karen Haekkerup has changed the rules about adoption of Ethiopian children. Now, testing of DanAdopt. © DR
The Danish adoption agency DanAdopt accused by Amnesty International of having committed any human rights violations in connection with the adoption of Ethiopian children.
And Social Affairs Karen Haekkerup (S) says now, in the wake of the TV2 documentary “adoption come price” that she will examine Amnesty International’s accusations against the Danish agency.
It writes the Minister on Facebook Tuesday.
– This update is just to say that we are already starting to look into the matter.
– These are serious allegations Amnesty comes with over DanAdopt. And it should of course be investigated. And then I find out what can be done now. So I am on the case. It was a very moving film, writes Karen Haekkerup.
“Adoption come price”, which was sent on Monday evening, depicting the process around the Ethiopian girl Masho, which four years was adopted by a Danish couple, although she apparently was fine with her biological parents.
Living in orphanages
The Danish couple away gives finally the hapless Ethiopian girl to a Danish orphanage where she is today at the age of eight years still lives.
In parallel with the Danish story follows the documentary also Mashos biological parents in Ethiopia, which is frustrated that the Danish adoption agency DanAdopt will not say how their away adoptees girl has it in Denmark.
Minister of Social Affairs also reveals that she has already changed the rules about adoption of Ethiopian children.
– We have changed the rules regarding general. Ethiopia, no longer uses the orphanage they came from.
– It was a terribly heartbreaking film about Masho and adoption come price, writes Karen Haekkerup.
The Danish adoption agency DanAdopt acknowledged Tuesday having failed in the case of the Ethiopian girl.
– It is a horrible case. Masho should never have been given up for adoption, said Director of DanAdopt, Marianne Wung-Sung, in GoMorgen Denmark on Tuesday.
This week Danish Tv, TV2 news followed up on the story and did an interview with DanAdopt Director Marianne Wung-Sung, she said:
“Most of the children already born and living, have no real alternatives here and now. If all organizations pulled out, dead children from starvation, and it would be terrible.”
Another commentary under the news states,
What no one could know – nor DanAdopt – was that 4 months later, the entire Denmark familiar with the situation in Ethiopia because of the documentary “adoption come price”. Today it is common knowledge that about. 90 percent of adopted children from Ethiopia are not orphans and actually did not want to “starve” as many “only” live in “relative poverty”!
Please watch the documentary video clip about Masho and her adoption process that was aired by Danish media last week,