குழந்தைகள் கடத்தலில் சர்ச், அன்னை தெரஸா இல்லங்கள், கிறிஸ்துவ அனாதை இல்லங்கள்- சமூக சேவகிகள்
CHENNAI: With the busting of the illegal child adoption racket, the Guild of Service (GoS), an NGO, has found itself in the news for all the wrong reasons, for social worker Shaila Samuel, working with it, used the children’s home inmates to give them up for adoption through unlawful means.
She used the agency’s name, stamp, other related documents, such as authorisation letters and the NGO’s registration certificate to carry out her work.
K N George, honorary secretary of the NGO, has given in writing to the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) that Shaila had carried out all the activities without his knowledge.
The senior officer of the Social Welfare Department, who illegally adopted Sweety, claimed that it was Shaila who had cheated saying that all documents for adoption had been cleared, according to Manorama, chairperson of CWC, Chennai.
Four children who had gone missing from the GoS had been put up at children’s homes following referrals by the Sheela Hospital, where Parveen Banu had given birth to her child, Sweety. The NGO’s involvement in the racket was unearthed after the CWC found out that Sweety had been illegally put up for adoption after duping her parents. The four were routed through Salem Missionaries of Charities and Cheshire Homes of India at Thiruvanmiyur and later to the GoS.
In Sweety’s case, the hospital has given the wrong diagnosis to the parents in 2005 saying their baby suffered from an incurable ailment and would die soon after birth. The hospital had even obtained release forms from them, in which they stated they were willingly giving their child up for adoption.
However, five years later, Sweety is still healthy. In the other two cases, the hospital had failed to provide proper details such as the parents’ address to a probation officer of the CWC, Coimbatore, said Manomara.
Shaila had cheated two other women in another case gave their children for adoption without the committee’s knowledge, she said, adding, “We suspect Shaila has links with NGOs and the hospital in Coimbatore.” Manorama said the committee had referred the case to the city police.
Wed, 2010-06-23 11:33 – Niels
Queen-pin of adoption ring
Express News Service
June 23, 2010
CHENNAI: A woman social worker of Chennai, working with a licensed adoption agency, has been found operating a child adoption racket through a reputed child adoption home, without anybody there the wiser, i.e., till now.
“Shaila Samuel, social worker, working with Guild of Service (GoS), used the agency’s name, stamp and other related documents such as authorization letter signed by K N George, Honorary Secretary of the GoS, and its registration certificate to carry out the unlawful adoptions,” said Dr P Manorama, chairperson of Child Welfare Committee (CWC), Chennai.
When members of CWC went to meet five children from Coimbatore and Salem in the GoS, entrusted with the temporary custody of the children, the members were shocked to find that the children were not at the home and that there was no mention of their names in the admission register or on any other document.
The children were earlier housed at Cheshire Home in Tiruvanmiyurand both, the Social Welfare Department and the CWC, had cleared their names for adoption, but with the caveat that the children would be given care and adoption would not be processed without its knowledge.
“Records showed that the children were not kept at the home. A child named ‘Thaneer’ was given away in adoption several months ago without legal clearance,” George has given in writing to the Child Welfare Committee.