The Roots & Dignity group is calling for the truth
We were born in Romania and adopted in France, Belgium, Switzerland and other countries across the world from the 1960s. We weren’t orphans when we were adopted or hospitalized abroad for a short time. This is why we have created the Roots & Dignity group. We want to call out the severe breaching of our rights that happened when we were children and restore the dignity of our families, many of whom are looking for us and don’t even know if we’re still alive.
The widespread corruption that made most of adoptions from Romania possible is no secret. In 2000, the Gouzes Report, commissioned by French politician Lionel Jospin, then Prime Minister during Jacques Chirac’s presidency, even states that:
“There isn’t the slightest doubt that there is a “trade” of children with foreign countries that is in large part encouraged by an official system that entrusts international adoption procedures to the private sector, without real minimal control from the Romanian authorities.
This decline involves almost all of the governmental power, and is due to the absence of real control structures that keep the executive power in check, the infiltration of “private interests” at the highest level of the political and administrative structures, and the lack of government responsibility in the matter.
“It appears that the risk of the Romanian “market” for international adoption causes serious abuse: trafficking of children, pedophile networks, organ trade.”
On Thursday, December 16th, 2021, Adrien Taquet, former Secretary of State for childhood and families, announced the creation of an investigation committee that would work together with the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs during the first trimester of 2022 to address illicit adoptions. Nine months later, the investigation committee is yet to be created. According to article 49 of the French Constitution, the National Assembly has to address the fact that this declaration hasn’t been followed with actions.
Today, at the beginning of September 2022, we are calling out what amounts to a trade in children and we want this fact to be acknowledged as a crime against humanity.
We have been:
- Victims of legalized trafficking for international adoption,
- Taken away from our country and our loved ones by NGOs to receive medical treatment in hospitals for a short period of time under medical visas. We never went back to our families in Romania and the Romanian authorities reported us missing. This file is classified.
We are registering complaints with prosecutors in Romania, France, Belgium, Switzerland and Québec. We are calling for a legal investigation of adoptions from the 1960s to 2005. We want the lies to stop and the hypocrisy of a corrupt system to be acknowledged. All of these practices are a breaching of Human rights. We want the States, political leaders, NGOs, adoption agencies, lawyers, doctors and their networks to be held accountable.
The international adoption system twisted the meaning of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child and created paper orphans thanks to the implementation of abandonment laws that made most adoptions from Romania possible. This practice needs to be brought to light.
All of the persons born in Romania who were affected by those crimes, along with their biological families, are invited to join us by filling out a dedicated form. Your testimony is important for the complaint file we are preparing. We are counting on your participation to add your testimony to ours and give weight to our action.
For further information, please contact us at: email@example.com