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Title Foreign Correspondent : India - About A Boy.

Published Australia : ABC [broadcaster], 2015 June 23 at 20:00:00.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 streaming video file (27 min. 59 sec.) ; 169628211 bytes
Notes Closed captioning in English.
Summary The decision of the Australian adoptive parents shocked senior Australian judges interviewed by Foreign Correspondent. "It's a criminal offence in many places. I think it's an appalling thing." - Australian judge The extraordinary case of the twin boy left behind in India was first revealed by Foreign Correspondent and ABC News earlier this year. But his identity and fate have stayed a mystery. "Was the child sold? Was the child left on the street? What has happened to the child?" - Australian judge "Whether he's been placed in a rich, well to do family where he gets every amenity, we don't know." - Arun Dohle, child protection advocate Reporter Samantha Hawley teams up with two Indian child protection campaigners as they weave through Delhi's labyrinthine bureaucracy and backstreets on a hunt for the twins' birth records, the boy's adoption papers and details of the surrogate mother and Australian parents. Hawley reveals how the case worried Australian consular officials in Delhi. Australian High Commission staff tried desperately to persuade the Australian family to take both twins back home. But Canberra sent approval for citizenship and a single passport to be given to just one child - the girl - despite international commercial surrogacy being outlawed in the Australian parents' home state. "I would describe it as aiding and abetting the Australian couple abandoning the child." - senior New Delhi lawyer Shekar Nephade "We have done everything legal." - Australian father of the boy left behind In this tragic story about one baby boy who became the by-product of an unruly $500 million industry, two leading judges tell Foreign Correspondent it's now time for the Australian Government to take a lead in reforming the system.
Audience Classification NC ACMA.
Other author Bishop, Julie, contributor.
Bryant, Diana, contributor.
Carr, Bob, contributor.
Dohle, Arun, contributor.
Naphade, Shekhar, contributor.
Pascoe, John, contributor.
Pawar, Anjali, contributor.
Subject Abandoned children -- Social conditions.
Missing children.
Surrogate motherhood -- Law and legislation.
Newborn infants -- Growth.
Child trafficking victims.
News and Current Affairs.