Looking Beyond Race in Adoption

FOR these parents who were looking to adopt, the race of the child did not matter. What mattered was that the child would be raised in a loving home. Datuk Dr Paddy Bowie, managing director of Paddy Schubert Sdn Bhd, adopted three children — Peter, Richard and Samantha — in the 1960s, after suffering a miscarriage. The 89-year-old British-born Malaysian said of her situation then: “After the...

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Selangor recorded the highest number of baby dumping cases early 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Twenty-six baby dumping cases were reported nationwide in the first quarter of 2014. Selangor recorded the highest number with five cases — four in Sabah followed by three each in Sarawak and Negeri Sembilan. Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun said according to a statistics issued by the Royal Malaysian Police, Selangor recorded the...

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A Home For Every Child – The Star, 17 June 2014

SOME 5,940 children below the age of 17 live in our country’s orphanages. This consists of 1,440 children who live in government-run homes while the rest live in private registered institutions. These figures are derived from the statistics provided by the Welfare Department. However, the department believes there may be more orphans who live in unregistered shelters. OrphanCARE Foundation...

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