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November 9, 2015 / Sabine Kurjo McNeill

CELEBRATING Fact-Finding Visit of MEPs to ABOLISH #ForcedAdoptions #PETIFactFindingForcedAdoptionsUK

Theatro Technis[1] in Camden near Kings Cross was the venue for parents who lost their children to come together with survivors of sexual abuse and McKenzie Friends who tried to came to their rescue. Triggered by the fact-finding visit[2] of eight MEPs from Brussels, this meeting was also a ‘cyber event’, addressing the issues with a global audience via skype and by ‘web casting’ on

The visit of the MEPs is the result of a petition to Abolish Adoptions without Parental Consent[3] representing the Systemic Pattern of Child Snatching[4] and Forced Adoptions[5] in the Secrecy of UK Family Courts[6]. They will meet on 12 November to debate the findings. From the UK, MEP Jude Kirton-Darling[7] was the representative.

While the MEPs met UK authorities in Europe House, the public meeting picked up a tradition started by Theatro Technis with “Hole in the Heart”, a play about the forced adoption of a Cypriot girl in the 80s, and “The Orchard House”, about the survival of sexual abuse earlier this year.

In addition to a global list of speakers on skype, live panellists comprised

Skype was also the vehicle of communication for the veteran of all McKenzie Friends, Ian Josephs who lives in Monaco. He has been observing cases for over 50 years and publishes
In addition to the live webcast, videos will be produced of the conversations in the theatre as well as on skype. The initiative came from Cypriot / Russian multi-media producer David Edmond Efthyvolou[12].

For further information, please visit the latest post on the McKenzie Friends’ website: or call Sabine K McNeill on 07555 407 477.














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  1. Sabine Kurjo McNeill / Nov 10 2015 5:07 pm

    Reblogged this on Victims Unite!.

  2. Tim Haines / Nov 10 2015 5:45 pm

    The most important part of the MEPs visit was when Lucy Allan MP, John Hemming ex-MP, together with Julie Haines and myself spent an hour and a half talking directly to the eighteen MEPs in a private committee room in the House of Commons on the morning of the 6th October. We certainly gave it to them straight, and since this was the final meeting of their visit, we had the last word and gave them something to think about on their way home!

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