Sponsored by Americans For Open Records (AmFOR),
Member of Amnesty International
The UN has many ongoing projects, called "Mandates," headed by "Special Rapporteurs" (Reporters). Two of the Mandates deal specifically with:
• "DISAPPEARANCE OF CHILDREN" and
• "SALE OF CHILDREN"
which also address the taking of children by CPS or private individuals or agencies for ADOPTION and to which we've been inputting data to the UN as AmFOR's contribution,
• "SALE OF CHILDREN FOR ADOPTION"
DO YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT ABOUT A RELINQUISHMENT OR ADOPTION OF A CHILD OR ABOUT PROBLEMS INFLICTED ON AN ADOPTED CHILD, ADULT ADOPTEE, OR PARENT?? If so, you can do either or both of the following:
(2) You can also use the sample FORM LETTER and INSTRUCTIONS (below) to address your concerns in more detail to the United Nations, directly!
At the bottom of this page you'll find Links for further information as to what is being done or proposed regarding Rights of Adoption Affected persons and we urge you to PROTEST efforts being peddled as "the Right of Every Child to Have a Family" by those actually seeking to INCREASING ADOPTION ABUSES in the U.S. and Europe (web page and video) at http://poundpuplegacy.org/node/13940
below, to enclose supporting Records, Letters, Legal Documents, etc.
Prior to reporting anything to the United Nations, it is preferable to gather and provide copies of all pertinent records available, if any, such as public Court records, public Vital Records, Blocked Records (meaning names may be blackened or whited out) or Sealed Records that may require a Court Order for access. (A Court Order may be requested by simple Petition.)
Many states have a State Freedom of Information Act (or it may be called a Public Records Act or Law, or similar) which you should cite in your request for State-held or County-held records. If you seek Federal Government-held records, cite the Federal Freedom of Information Act. Determine the name of the Custodian of Records to whom you can address your request, citing your State Freedom of Information Act, if any, for a specific state-held or county-held record. If you are first Denied access to a state-held or county held-record, address your Complaint to the Custodian of Records to appeal the Denial. Some states have a designated body for government records oversight, such as New Jersey's Government Records Council whose Custodian of Records, together with Council members, makes a determination based on your Complaint.
Address your Report of Human Rights violations to either "SALE OF CHILDREN" (to which AmFOR made its Report on "SALE OF CHILDREN FOR ADOPTION") or to "ENFORCED or INVOLUNTARY DISAPPEARANCES" projects of the UN Human Rights Commission, whichever is appropriate to your complaint.
Here are the MAILING and E-MAIL addresses and a SAMPLE LETTER FORMAT as guide:
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 GENEVE 10
Telefax: +41 22 91-9006
Telegram: UNATIONS, GENEVE
OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
UUNITED NATIONS AT GENEVA
8-14 AVENUE DE LA PAIX 1211
RE: Sale of Children for Adoption in the United States, and/or Trafficking (and/or Severe Risk of Being Victim of Such Offenses)
[Note: The Special Rapporteur has been JUAN PETIT (2004-2007). See LINK, at end of this page for ALL CURRENT SPECIAL RAPPORTEURS, listed by alphabetical Mandate (project name) in case of change]:
[INFORMATION SHEET:] 1. GENERAL INFORMATION o Does the incident involve an individual or a group? (Please mark with an X) o If it involves a group please state the number of people involved and the characteristics of the group: o Number of boys/adolescents: o Number of girls/adolescents: o Country in which the incident took place: o Nationality of the victim(s): 2. IDENTITY OF THE PERSONS CONCERNED [Note: if more than one person is concerned, please attach relevant information on each person separately.] o Family name: o First name: o Sex: o Birth date or age: o Nationality(ies): o Ethnic background (if relevant): 3. INFORMATION REGARDING THE ALLEGED VIOLATION o Date: - Place (location/country): o Time: o The nature of the incident (please describe the circumstances of the incident) o Number of offender(s): o Are the offender(s) known to the victim? o Nationality of offender(s) o Agents believed to be responsible for the alleged violation: o State agents (specify): o Non-State agents (specify): o If it is unclear whether they were state or non-state agents, please explain why. o If the perpetrators are believed to be State-agents, please specify (military, police, agents of security services, unit to which they belong, rank and functions, etc.), and indicate why they are believed to be responsible; be as precise as possible. o If an identification as State agents is not possible, do you believe that Government authorities or persons linked to them, are responsible for the incident, why? o If there are witnesses to the incident, indicate their names, age, relationship and contact address. If they wish to remain anonymous, indicate if they are relatives, by-passers, etc.; if there is evidence, please specify. 4. STEPS TAKEN BY THE VICTIM, HIS/HER FAMILY OR ANY ONE ELSE ON HIS/HER BEHALF? o Indicate if complaints have been filed, when, by whom, and before which State organization o Other steps taken o Steps taken by the authorities: o Indicate whether or not, to your knowledge, there have been investigations by the State authorities; if so, what kind of investigations? Progress and status of these investigations; which other measures have been taken? o In case of complaints by the victim or its family, how have the organs dealt with them? What is the outcome of those proceedings? 5. IDENTITY OF PERSON OR INSTITUTION SUBMITTING THIS FORM o Family name o First name o Status: individual, group, non-governmental organization, inter-governmental agency, Government. Please specify: o Contact number or address (please indicate country and area code) o Fax o Telephone o Email o Please state whether you want your identity to be kept confidential o Date you are submitting this form