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International Adoption

Briefs, March 3, 2013

Britain's Queen Elizabeth is recovering after coming down with a stomach bug that forced the cancellation of a royal engagement. The 86-year-old monarch yesterday cancelled a visit to Swansea, Wales. 

Sunday, 3 March, 2013, 6:30am

Hong Kong orphans subjected to racism in Britain: report

The findings have raised concerns about whether local organisations arranging interracial adoptions place enough emphasis on preliminary guidance for interested parents.

4 Feb 2013 - 10:20am 14 comments

The chosen few

When Connie Wat Hong-ying and her husband Philip Cheng told their families six years ago that they wanted to adopt, her parents and in-laws baulked. Both sides wanted the couple to have children who would maintain the family bloodline.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Overseas is the focus for those with special needs

It is invariably able-bodied youngsters who find a home with a local family, adoption agencies say.

Those with special needs often languish in the adoption pool, and grow up in institutional homes.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Legalised abduction

About 10 years ago, I was at the US consulate in Guangzhou arranging for a visa when I saw many Americans in the queue holding Chinese babies and doing the same. Some of those babies looked different. I realised later they had some disability or were sickly, and had been abandoned by their Chinese parents. The healthy ones were mainly girls.

14 May 2011 - 12:00am

Best interests

The Ruc hill tribe lived in caves along the Laos border until just half a century ago - and when floods swept through their villages last October, some families sought refuge back in the caves.

20 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Adoption tug of love

In the past month, a controversial French charity has hit the headlines over its bid to bring 103 children out of Chad to France for adoption.

18 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Jini Roby

'I teach both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in social work at Brigham Young University [in Utah, United States]. My day probably starts around nine but there's no set time for professors. Sometimes I will not go in until noon and I'll stay until eight or nine at night. It all depends on how much energy I have.

9 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Fated families

Digging to America

by Anne Tyler

Chatto & Windus, $195

2 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Ludicrous

As the parent of a boy adopted here in Hong Kong, I was taken aback by your article headlined, 'Tougher adoption rules' (Sunday Morning Post, April 21), on several counts.

5 May 1996 - 12:00am