The English version of the Dutch report of the Dutch Council of Criminal Justice and Protection of Juveniles’ advice ‘Reflection on Intercountry Adoption’ is now available.
This advisory report centres around two core questions.
The Council has the following answer to the fundamental question, ‘How can we provide the highest level of protection to children belonging to the intercountry adoption target group (children unable to grow up with their own families)?’
The Council is of the opinion that intercountry adoption is not the best way of protecting children and calls upon the government to shift its focus and to protect these children by supporting the implementation and advancement of the youth protection system in the country of origin. This ideal scenario is referred to as the ‘Family in country of origin’ scenario by the Council.