“It’s like the bloody Midwich Cuckoos – this evil little blonde haired child with piercing blue eyes dominating our lives,” says Cornelius Fruckstone of the child that he and his wife adopted via an internet-based agency. “Even when we first got him as a baby there was something unnerving about him – it was that look of superiority with which he always regarded us. As if we were somehow inferior.” By the time their son was three, his behaviour was giving them cause for concern. “It was just so embarrassing – he was expelled from play school after a highly unpleasant incident of anti-social behaviour,” recalls Fruckstone. “He’d been doing so well, he’d made friends with this group of other kids – they were all blue eyed and blonde haired – then one day they started bullying some of the other kids.” The victims of young Fruckstone and his friends were the children of local Polish workers, and were subjected to a terrible ordeal. “Apparently the little bastards tried to force these Polish kids into an oven in the school kitchens,” says a visibly upset Fruckstone. “When they were caught doing that, they made out it was just a game gone wrong. The next day they burned down the wendy house in the school garden and tried to blame it on the Levy brothers! Their mother’s a Rabbi, for God’s sake! I was so ashamed!”
It quickly transpired that all of the children in the gang were adopted, all through the same internet adoption agency: the mysterious UberKinder Foundation. “We’d had no success with other agencies – they just couldn’t meet our requirements for a child,” explains the forty year old Redditch financial adviser. “It wasn’t that we were considered unsuitable parents, you understand, it’s just that all the children they had on offer were too old, too female or too ethnic. Not that we have anything against black people, you understand, we just didn’t want one as a son. We were quite clear that we wanted a pale skinned, blue-eyed, blonde haired child. If nothing else, he’d match the décor.” Stumbling across the UberKinder Foundation online, the Fruckstones were amazed at the kind of children they had available for adoption. “It was incredible – every one of them met our criteria,” says Fruckstone. “And the Foundation were so accommodating, they made the whole process so simple! Obviously, we did wonder where they found all these children and why such apparently perfect babies were up for adoption, but after waiting so long to adopt, we didn’t like to ask too many questions!”
However, others have asked questions about this shadowy organisation, which has been advertising on the internet for several years, inviting couples to apply to adopt children specially picked to meet their requirements. “All the applicants are apparently carefully screened, with blonde, blue-eyed, Protestant Aryan couples apparently being favoured,” says investigative journalist Dan Jobby, who has spent the past two years attempting to penetrate the mystery surrounding the foundation. “Most disturbingly, the UberKinder Foundation is not registered as an adoption agency, nor do any official agencies recognise it, or have links with it, begging the question; where do the children it supplies for adoption come from?” The answer, Jobby believes, is far more sinister than the foundation’s unsuspecting clients could ever suspect. “I found that one of the key figures behind the organisation was Dr Klaus von Hardon – the surgeon at the centre of the post-mortem organ removals scandal back in the 1990s,” he reveals. “He was nearly struck off after it was alleged that whilst employed as a pathologist at St Keith the Irredeemable’s Hospital in Camden, van Hardon systematically removed the organs from dead babies and children brought to his morgue, and preserved them in glass jars.” Former colleagues of the pathologist told Jobby that Von Hardon had amassed an incredible collection of organs. “He had them all carefully labelled in separate jars and kept them in the morgue refrigerator, until there was no room left – then he started taking them home!” he explains. “One nurse, who claimed to have once visited van Hardon’s house, told me that he kept various purloined organs in his own fridge. She reckoned he had everything in there – hearts, livers, kidneys, even brains!”
Even more disturbing was the fact Von Hardon reportedly didn’t just take the organs necessary for ordinary medical research, he allegedly also took intestines, tongues and ears – I’ve even heard rumours that he sometimes took arms and legs. Indeed, on one occasion in 1998 when the parents of a deceased child found that their infant’s body was missing a leg, they were told by the hospital that it had “been eaten by a stray dog – we were lucky to save the rest of the body”. In another instance, a closed casket had to be used after a child’s head went missing. This time the official explanation involved a passing band of head-hunters from Borneo. Van Hardon was finally dismissed from the hospital in mid-1999, after grieving parents discovered that what they thought was their child’s body was in fact an inflatable plastic doll. The hospital refused to accept van Hardon’s explanation that the real body had been stolen by a tribe of cannibalistic pygmies from the Congo. At the same time that van Hardon left the hospital, the entire stock of preserved children’s organs also vanished. A few months after his dismissal, Jobby found, the UberKinder Foundation was established in Munich.
“There’s only one conclusion that can be drawn from this,” opines Jobby. “The UberKinder Foundation is quite literally making ‘designer babies’ to order from stolen spare parts!” Worse still, the journalist believes that these manufactured children are part of a neo-Nazi plot to create a global Fourth Reich. “I’ve uncovered strong rumours that Von Hardon is actually the son of the notorious Nazi war criminal Dr Josef Mengele, who was infamous for his genetic experiments on concentration camp victims during World War Two,” he confides. “Not only are the children the foundation offers up for adoption physically perfect Aryans, but I believe that they’ve also had Nazi ideology programmed into their brains before adoption. Clearly, they are the spearhead of a new master race!”
However, Jobby’s investigations have been dismissed by critics, who believe that the children offered by the foundation are actually the illegally obtained offspring of incarcerated criminally insane Eastern Europeans, and point out that Von Hardon has a history of medical fraud. Under the name Colin Kahoona, he ran a private clinic specialising in breast enlargement for six months in 1993 – at a British Medical Council disciplinary hearing he admitted that he was not a qualified plastic surgeon and had only set up the clinic as an excuse to legitimately be paid for fondling women’s breasts. He was found out when a patient realised that the surgical guide lines Kahoona and a colleague had drawn on her left breast were actually a game of noughts and crosses – with her nipple as a nought in the winning line. The following year he was deported from Mexico after operating a cancer cure clinic under the alias Javier Gazunga. Here he specialised in treating bowel cancer with coffee enemas. One former patient said he became suspicious after he was asked whether he wanted milk and sugar with it, or if he preferred decaffeinated. Gazunga/van Hardon was arrested after he poured boiling hot coffee straight from the percolator down a patient’s rectum. “I don’t see what the problem is”, he told police. “It was top quality Costa Rican, not some instant rubbish.”