Category: Blogpost

Hello Traffickers, Meet the Parents!

20 May 2018 Dear Members of Euradopt, Since the late 1970s you have met regularly to discuss topics of common concern. This year on 24/25 May in Milan in cooperation with the European Parliament: The Adoption Dilemma. May we, on behalf of the parents, suggest you discuss how to deal with the outstanding issue of… Read more »

The life of a whistleblower: Roelie Post

5 May 2018 Source: VPRO Adoption from abroad is increasingly being questioned. The research program Zembla recently paid attention to corruption in adoptions from Sri Lanka, and on television in April was the Dutch documentary drama ‘Exportbaby’, about corruption in adoptions from Uganda. Last year, the Council for Criminal Justice Application and Youth Protection advised to ban… Read more »

#united we are stronger

The Dutch Parliament will discuss the advisory report “Reflections on Intercountry Adoptions” on 13 December 2017. With courtesy to United Adoptees International! See here the letter UAI and other adoptee organisations sent to the Dutch Parliament. We all support the findings of the advisory report that intercountry adoptions need to stop, but not just that…. Read more »

Hope Seoul Eternal

There is a film in the making that highlights troubles in Korea for unwed mothers (having to give up their children for adoption) and adoptees who return to search for their family. The trailer can be watched HERE. ACT fully supports this important movie, and we hope the filmmakers will be able to win a… Read more »

Dutch report on intercountry adoption (November 2016): children first!

15 November 2016 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. Conclusion 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… Read more »

Fusion’s newest investigative series: ‘The Traffickers’

The Whistleblower from The Netherlands… Source: http://fusion.net/video An exclusive first look at Fusion’s newest investigative series, ‘The Traffickers’ By Fusion | November 3, 2016 From Asia to Africa and beyond, journalist Nelufar Hedayat goes under the radar tracking down black markets in Fusion’s newest series, The Traffickers, to learn how guns, babies, even human organs are… Read more »

English Summary of Dutch Report on Intercountry Adoption

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. Conclusion 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… Read more »

Dutch Board of Criminal Justice and Protection of Juveniles

2 November 2016 At the request of the Dutch Government the Board of Criminal Justice and Protection of Juveniles today has published a summary of their advice. “Summary Board of Criminal Justice and Protection of Juveniles’ advice ‘Reflection on Intercountry Adoption’ 2 November 2016” Some highlights According to the opinon of the Board Board of Criminal Justice… Read more »

ACT: Stop Adoption, NO Market in Children

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. Mahatma Gandhi           Many people tried for years to dismiss ACT for our strict UNCRC approach. We were considered “radical”. Researchers, Law Professors, adult adoptee leaders, government officers ,journalists and of course adoption agencies and… Read more »