Category: The Netherlands

The Netherlands: political parties want to stop adoption from Bulgaria

18 Oktober 2015 Source:  KRO REPORTER (translated from Dutch) “Control is insufficient and rules are not always followed” The PvdA, SP, D66 and Christian Union consider that the adoption of children from Bulgaria must stop until further research is done. The Parties shall notify this following the broadcast of Brandpunt Reporter of tonight, in which… Read more »

Adoption Lobby Alert: Doubtful Practices in Bulgaria

Transcript Tomorrow in Brandpunt Reporter Mother:  Then the social services came and took Dani out of home. Bulgarian adopted children are going yearly abroad, while their parents want to care for them. Mother: I wanted to go and get them, but did not get them back. Brandpunt Reporter investigates the doubtful adoption practices in Bulgaria…. Read more »

Brandpunt reporter investigates adoptions from Bulgaria (2015)

Source: October 18, 2015, 22:35 to 23:10 uur NPO 2 (Translation from Dutch) Bulgaria is the leading source of adoptive children for the Netherlands and other Western countries. Does this process takes place according to the rules or is it child trafficking? Brandpunt reporter examines the practice. Reporter Myrthe Buitenhuis investigated for this broadcast of… Read more »

Dutch Ministry of Justice: intercountry adoption is NOT child protection

1 July 2015 The Dutch adoption agencies sent on 27 June 2014 a set of recommendations LINK to the Dutch Minister of Justice on how to better regulate intercountry adoptions.  It is interesting reading. After numerous scandals and a decrease of some 70 % over the last 10 years, the Dutch agencies propose less monitoring,… Read more »

Less children adopted from abroad

Source: 23 March 2015 (Google Translation) Last year, in the Netherlands 488 children were adopted, the lowest in 40 years. The number of parents that hands in a request for adoption declined the last 5 years with 75 %. The number of adoptions decreases strongly worldwide. In 2004 still 45.000 adoptions took place, only 23.000… Read more »

Two adopted Congolese children arrive in the Netherlands

Source: News item | 26-02-2015 Two adopted Congolese children arrived in the Netherlands yesterday to join their adoptive parents. They are a two-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl. The children form part of a group of thirty adopted by Dutch couples, with some of them already waiting almost three years to depart from Congo…. Read more »

Given up for adoption at birth, a young woman reclaims her life

Source: Monisha in Goa earlier this year Monisha in Goa earlier this year Posted: October 26, 2014 By Monisha My name is Monisha. I’m 29 years old and I was brought up in the Netherlands. I was born in a government hospital in Sawantwadi, Maharashtra, in May 1985. My mother was raped when she was… Read more »


Source: by M.E. SYNON 26 Mar 2014 Members of the European Parliament have heard how Dutch social services seized ten-year old twins from a Russian-speaking Latvian family long resident in The Netherlands because the mother spoke Russian to the children in the home. Dutch child protection authorities also made a claim, later shown to be… Read more »

MEPs must investigate this child-snatching scandal

Source: Sunday 06 April 2014 CHRISTOPHER BOOKER Social workers who take away children is one of the most disturbing human rights scandals of our time Last June, under the heading “Dutch social workers catch the English disease”, I reported the extraordinary case of the 11-year-old Antonovs twins: a Russian-Latvian brother and sister forcibly snatched by… Read more »

Dutch couple faces adoption hitch

Source: Sunday, January 26th 2014 By WILLIS OKETCH A childless Dutch couple that came to Kenya in search of a child to adopt is locked in a legal battle with the Children’s Department in Kwale. Norefier Nielseen, 50, and his wife Olga Skvortsova, 47, started the adoption process last year after getting the child from… Read more »