Category: Belgium

Belgium: Situation of adopted children from Uganda

Source: 03.August.2016 · Posted in APO-OPA Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders regrets the method used by the Flemish Centre for Adoption (Kind & Gezin), which reported this morning in a press release that the Belgian Embassy in Kampala (Uganda) refused an entry visa to nine parents, who wanted to leave… Read more »

“Adopted children are too often presented as a commodity ‘

Source: (Google Translation) 16 March 2016 by Veerle Beel The Flemish Children’s Commissioner Bruno Vanobbergen requests the adoption agencies to take images of potential adoptees offline. After foreign adoptions in recent months occurred more frequently in the news because of problems, now the Flemish children’s commissioner finalised his advice. You ask to take photos of… Read more »

Belgian professor sees no harm in commercialising the sale of children

5 February 2016   Professor Frederik Swennen (Belgium: 2011: Professor Frederik Swennen, specialist in family law and himzelf a ‘happily married gay”, says there is in this country no consensus for surrogacy. 2016: Source: I don’t understand that many in this country want to forbid commercial surrogacy. For one adoption from the US… Read more »

Bodnariu Family and the permanent destruction of families

4 February 2016 Since weeks there have been demonstrations against the Norwegian child protection services ‪#‎stopbarnevernet, in support of the Budnariu family. And it continues. Massive protest of Romanians are being organised all over the world. See the above picture taken in Brussels. Sadly it rarely gets connected to the broader child rights policy issue…. Read more »

Go ahead for Delphine Boël to seek recognition as King Albert’s daughter

Source: Belga Wed 03/02/2016 – 16:51 CDC Belgium’s constitutional court has ruled that Delphine Boël may continue her search for recognition as Old King Albert’s daughter. The ruling means that the matter can once again be argued before a civil court. The London-based artiste Delphine Boël is officially the daughter of Jacques Boël Esq. King… Read more »

Company sells babies on Belgian gay dads as of 90.000 euro

Source: By: Jelle Brans 01.18.16 – 07u10 Source: The Latest News Fair for surrogate mothers and gay men in secret place in Brussels © think stock. Facebook announced a new fair for surrogate mothers and gay couples in Brussels on 29th and 30th of January. The information will be treated with discretion: to know the… Read more »

Children for sale on Brussels’ Fair

Source: 17 September 2016 by Tom Le Bacq | Source: HNB BabyBloom promotion commercial surrogacy on its website. The American organization BabyBloom will mobilize in late January in Brussels gay couples to ‘buy’ a surrogate baby. The cost of such a baby: at least 80,000 euro. For that, you may well choose an egg of… Read more »

Flemish Centre for Adoption approves adoptions from New York

Source: January 15, 2016 Adoptions of children from the United States and specifically the State of New York (US) are possible. The Flemish Centre for Adoption (VCA) approved cooperation between adoption service ‘Little Miracle’ [Kleine Mirakel] and the State of New York. “The Flemish Centre for Adoption has conducted a thorough investigation and adequate safeguards… Read more »

Belgium: Adoptions from Uganda: “As if we are guilty of child trafficking ‘

(Google Translation) SEVENTEEN ADOPTED CHILDREN IN A LEGAL VACUUM JANUARY 2, 2016 | Veerle Beel Where did it go wrong with the Flemish adoptions in Uganda? In an interrogation room of the Belgian consulate clashed the first Flemish adoptive parents already at an unruly Belgian diplomat. “The Ugandan court supported our adoption in full, but… Read more »