Feb 22, 2017

Spain's first 'stolen babies' case heads to trial

A former doctor will stand trial in Madrid for allegedly stealing a newborn from her mother and giving her to another woman, a practice thought to have affected thousands of families during Spain’s dictatorship. In a court document obtained by AFP on Tuesday, a ...

Osaka group launches 'easy-matching' baby adoption website

Nov 23, 2016

Osaka group launches 'easy-matching' baby adoption website

A nonprofit organization in Osaka recently launched what it touts as an easy-matching adoption website, triggering criticism from experts that adoptions should be made more carefully. The group posts the age, job, place of domicile, annual income and assets of prospective parents on the ...

Nov 20, 2016

Cambodia arrests Australian nurse over alleged surrogacy service

An Australian nurse and fertility specialist has been arrested for allegedly running an illegal surrogacy service in Cambodia, the country’s anti-human trafficking police said on Sunday. The arrest was made just weeks after Cambodia became the latest country to ban commercial surrogacy. Tammy Davis-Charles, ...

Archbishop of Canterbury learns his father was secretary to Churchill

Apr 9, 2016

Archbishop of Canterbury learns his father was secretary to Churchill

Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, has discovered his biological father was the former private secretary to Britain’s war-time leader Winston Churchill, he said in a statement Friday. “In the last month I have discovered that my biological father is not Gavin Welby, but ...

Feb 21, 2016

Crackdown on questionable adoption agencies in works

The ruling coalition is considering making it mandatory for adoption agencies to be licensed, as opposed to merely registered, informed sources said. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its partner, Komeito, hope the stiffer requirements will shut down questionable agencies that charge excessive fees ...