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Madonna rejects Malawi's stinging attack during visit as 'politics'

Malawi has launched a stinging attack on US pop icon Madonna, accusing her of expecting "gratitude" and VIP treatment on a visit last week to her charity projects in the southern African country.

Friday, 12 April, 2013, 4:00am

Turkish, Dutch PMs clash over lesbians' adoption of Turkish boy

A diplomatic row over a Turkish boy adopted by a Dutch lesbian couple clouded a visit to the Netherlands by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan aimed at strengthening ties.

23 Mar 2013 - 4:19am

US envoy tells Russia to stop ‘exploiting’ boy’s death

The US ambassador to Moscow called on Russia to stop “sensational exploitation” of the tragic death in Texas of an adopted Russian boy as parliament on Friday prepared to vote on a special address to the US Congress on the escalating scandal.

22 Feb 2013 - 9:21pm

Letters to the Editor, February 7, 2013

Zero-tolerance approach to doping

I refer to Alvin Sallay's article on cyclist Steven Wong's doping case ("Wong makes us all look like dopes", January 27).

7 Feb 2013 - 2:41am 2 comments

Delays in adoption cause permanent damage to children

I refer to the report regarding the experiences of children adopted overseas ("HK orphans 'subjected to racism in Britain'", February 4).

The article was unhelpful and misleading about best practice for adoptive children. It failed to inform readers of the reason that Britain is reducing the importance of race in adoptions: black children are taking 50 per cent longer to be adopted.

6 Feb 2013 - 1:38am 1 comment

Authorities to encourage adoptions in wake of fire at Henan orphanage

The Ministry of Civil Affairs will formulate rules to encourage individuals and families to adopt orphans, as well as mulling regulations to make it easier for NGOs to set up children's homes on the mainland, state media reported.

11 Jan 2013 - 5:07am

French rallies back Hollande's plan to legalise gay marriage, adoption

Tens of thousands of demonstrators turned out in France to show support for the government's plans to legalise gay marriage and adoption.

Organisers said 150,000 people gathered in Paris at Bastille Square on Sunday for the "demonstration for equality". Police said 60,000 took part.

18 Dec 2012 - 4:08am

Janette Pepall: An adoption pioneer

Organising an array of thought-provoking seminars and workshops for counsellors, parents and their helpers, a new steering committee at Adoptive Families of Hong Kong has been breathing new life into the group.

21 Oct 2012 - 9:16am

Charity helps adoptive families and adoptees in Asia

When Mina Weight and her husband, Guy Facey, found they could not have children, they knew exactly what they wanted to do - adopt from China. It was a country they knew and loved; both had travelled extensively in the country on business and spoke fluent Putonghua. But they had to break down walls of bureaucracy and incomprehension in their native Britain before they could make that dream come true.

21 Oct 2012 - 11:31am

Adoption and the Shepherd's Field orphanage

The Shepherd's Field orphanage aims to give orphans with special needs a second chance in life.

Children at the centre, outside Beijing, come from orphanages all over China and usually need complicated medical treatment.

20 Aug 2012 - 10:09am