Category: The Netherlands

‘Maybe I robbed a mother of her child’

Source:   (Google Translation) Adoptees and their parents consider a lawsuit against the State after irregularities in adoptions from an Indonesian children’s home. Anouk Eigenraam May 30, 2018 Unsuspecting, Marius and Marjan Kooistra at the end of March were watching the television broadcast “Adoption Treachery” by Zembla , about irregularities in adoptions from Indonesia. They were… 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 »


Source: By Janene Pieters on March 28, 2018 – 07:38 Adopted children from Sri Lanka and Indonesia filed a lawsuit against the Dutch government over errors in their adoption procedures in the 1980’s. They want the government to compensate the high costs they’re incurring in the search for their origin and biological parents, according to… Read more »

Bangladesh adopted children without parental knowledge brought to the Netherlands

Date: 2017-06-03 Source: YESTERDAY, 15:17 (informal Google Translation) Ellen Brans, news reporter Despite the good intentions of adoptive parents, it seems that with adoptions from Bangladesh in the 70s and 80s, a lot has gone wrong. The biological parents often did not realize that their child was going for adoption abroad. The documents of the children… Read more »

European Commission’s FVP Frans Timmermans’ knowledge gap

          First Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans, responsible for Fundamental Rights, was at the center of the Dutch TV quiz program “De Kwis”. “De Kwis” is a cabaret quiz with lots of humor. Paul de Leeuw, known for his role in opening up the US for the adoption… Read more »

Olanda, presata sa stopeze adopțiile internaționale? Netherlands pressed to stop international adoptions?

Date: 2016-11-04 Source: Roelie Post Gazda a Convenției de la Haga privind adopțiile internaționale, Olanda caută acum cea mai buna soluție privind adopțiile internaționale. Printr-un raport publicat la începutul săptămânii, Consiliul național pentru protecția copilului din Olanda sfătuiește guvernul sa înceteze imediat adopțiile internaționale si sa se concentreze pe investiții in sistemele de protecție a… Read more »

Dutch advisory council recommends end to foreign adoptions

Source: WORLD NEWS | Wed Nov 2, 2016 | 4:09pm GMT By Thomas Escritt | AMSTERDAM Children from other countries are effectively being sold into adoption in the Netherlands under current regulations, an official advisory council said on Wednesday, recommending that foreign adoptions be halted. In a report commissioned by the government, the independent Council… Read more »

Stop adoption of children from abroad

Source: Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 The Netherlands must stop the adoption of children from abroad. The right of children to grow up in a family in the country of origin should be unconditionally paramount. This advises the Board of Criminal Justice and Protection of Juveniles (RSJ) Wednesday to the Cabinet. “A child is always better… Read more »