Category: Blogpost

French Minister: C’est fini! Intercountry adoption is finished!

24 Janaury 2014 Despite the French attempt to double the number of intercountry adoptions, in 2008 see HERE “Each year we adopt in France 3 000 to 4 000 children, but painfully. Between 2006 and 2007, we recorded a decline of over 20% of international adoption in France for example while in Italy it increased by 9%”… Read more »

Arun Dohle: my history & current work

31 December 2013 It´s a long story- the beginning of my [Arun Dohle’s] work. As many adoptees I started to search for my roots and at the end was left with no other option then filing a case in the Indian courts. That´s how I learned that adoption is not about what is “good” for… Read more »

ACT at 8th European Forum on the Rights of the Child

ACT participated to the 8th European Forum on the Rights of the Child. Webstream of the first day can be watched HERE One of the themes was ‘Children on the Move’. Yesterday, at the closing session, the European Commission asked for ideas to include in their policy making. ACT was given the floor – here… Read more »

Reminder sent to Hague about subsidiarity

Failing a reply, ACT sent a reminder to the secretariat of the Hague Conference From: Roelie Post <info@againstchildtrafficking.org> Date: Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 12:18 PM Subject: 1993 Hague Adoption Convention To: secretariat@hcch.net Dear Madam, Sir, Hereby I send you a reminder about Against Child Trafficking’s mail of 23 September, which is attached below for ease of… Read more »

ACT’s letter to the Guardian of the Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption

23 September 2013 We are looking forward to their reply. ACT’s  letter from The Hague Conference to the Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands:  HERE From: Roelie Post <info@againstchildtrafficking.org> Date: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 5:19 PM Subject: 1993 Hague Adoption Convention To: secretariat@hcch.net Dear Madam/Sir, We refer to the article ‘Overseas adoptions rise –for black American… Read more »

ACT’s calls on Unicef to stop using the word ‘orphans’

17 September 2013 Today CNN has launched the first of a series of articles about intercountry adoption. Coincidence or not, it follows right after a critical series done by Reuters: The Child Exchange CNN’s article of today sets a different tone: International adoptions in decline as number of orphans grows. The main adoption proponents are… Read more »

ACT supports that Russian parliament outlaws American adoptions

26 December 2012 It would be a great ending of this year, when Russia’s President will outlaw American adoptions. And, extend the ban to all countries, as announced by Ombudsman Pavel Astakhov. It takes a lot of strength and courage to do so. The ‘adoption lobby’ is powerful and knows how to play their game…. Read more »

Netherlands maintains suspension adoptions Uganda

Informal translation of the letter of Secretary of State Fred Teeven to the Dutch Parliament – 27 September 2012 Adoptions from Uganda On 11 June 2011 I have decided, on the basis of the conclusions of a visit of a Ministerial delegation to Uganda, to suspend adoptions from Uganda. In my letter of that same… Read more »

Dutch Government suspends intercountry adoption from Uganda

See also previous blog Secretary of State Fred Teeven today announced the suspension of adoptions from Uganda. A delegation of his Ministry will travel to Uganda to investigate 22 cases of children already matched with Dutch prospective adoptive families.

African Child Policy Forum – critical voices or…?

30 May 2012 Alarming news comes from the conference currently being held in Addis Abeba. The African Child Policy Forum organised this event. The agenda seems clear: in order to stop Africa from being the new adoption hub, all African countries should ratify the Hague Covention. Truth is, as Hans van Loon publicly said in… Read more »