ACT has over the years tirelessly advocated for the correct implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the child in the context of adoption and against the adoption system.
– Adoption is not a child protection measure.
– All alternative care forms are come before intercountry adoptions (Subsidiarity Principle)
Now during the debate on 9th June 2021 in the second chamber of the Dutch parliament, Minister Sander Dekker put´s the UNCRC on the table and concludes that the adoptions from the United States to the Netherlands are in violation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
He further questions the practices in which children are removed by child protection services, parental rights being terminated and then the children being put up for adoption / intercountry adoptions against the wish of the parents.
Here are 2 short extracts, subtitled in English. Our hard work pays of.