Greek Adoptees in the US Gather to Share Stories, Tears, and Hugs
A group of Greek women adoptees, brought from Greece as infants and toddlers, met recently in Salem, New Hampshire to share their stories. Most of them had not yet met each other face-to-face, but they had formed a bond that...
Europol and Greek Police Dismantle Massive Baby-Selling Network in Thessaloniki
According to an announcement made on Thursday, Greece's national police and the EU's law enforcement agency Europol dismantled a 66-member organized crime group believed to be involved in trafficking human beings, illegal adoption and money laundering on Monday. The network, which...
Adoption Procedures in Greece Updated and Streamlined
New Greek laws on adopting and fostering children, which were instituted in May of 2018, aim to make the once notoriously onerous procedures less time-consuming and difficult. At the same time, the new laws have changed the legal framework of homes for...
ELSTAT: Adoptions in Greece Decline Amidst the Financial Crisis
According to data released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), last year adoptions in Greece fell to its lowest level in a decade. There are many factors that have contributed to this drop, including a nine-month strike by lawyers last...
Greece’s Austerity Orphans on The New York Times
The New York Times has published a slideshow on its website about the abandonment of children in Greece entitled “Greece’s Austerity Orphans”
Adoption Procedure in Greece a Nightmare
The Greek adoption procedure is an exhausting, time-consuming procedure for parents, and usually requires quite a bit of bureaucracy. Parents might need to wait up to five years in order to finally adopt a child. Adoption is a legal process,...
Illegal Adoption Case Shocks Cyprus
A Bulgarian couple who appear to be the biological parents of an infant at the center of an alleged illegal adoption case, have made a statement to the Police in Larnaca. They claim that the baby was about to...
Jobless Cypriot Father Gives His Baby for Adoption
Cyprus is being more and more affected by the financial crisis, something that led a jobless father to give his 10-month child for adoption, in order to raise his two other minor children. As incredible as it seems to the...
Nia Vardalos Makes New York Times Bestsellers List
Nia Vardalos announced on Twitter that her new book, "Instant Mom," has made the New York Times Bestsellers List, thanking her fans and everyone supporting it. The actress/writer/producer/director/mom, and now best-selling author, has been on a book signing tour for...
Reforms in Family Law
According to an article on news247.gr, many important reforms in family law will be imposed. First of all, a child will no longer take necessarily the father’s surname. In cases where parents can not reach an agreement regarding the...