Category: Blogpost

International Social Service and the Hague Permanent Buro (Part 4)

Corruption has many shapes and the higher one gets, the more blatant and at the same time subtle it becomes. No one would really accept if tobacco companies make public health policies. In the area of child adoption, however, society accepts this. Let´s have a closer look. Players: Organisations: 1) International Social Service (ISS) =… Read more »

Must read: Bengali Children in Foreign Brothel

By now there are two cases of adoptees from Bangladesh who are suing – the Dutch State, – the adoption agency Wereldkinderen aka Netherlands International Child Welfare Organisation (NICWO), – and the Dutch branch of Terre des Hommes. The below article puts some light on the dark side of the trafficking of children in Bangladesh,… Read more »

Open letter to Minister Dekker: Tony Holten / police

From: ACT<[email protected]> Date: Sat 13. Jun 2020 at 11:44 Subject: open letter : Tony Holten / police To: Aldewereld MSc, A.L. – BD/DSenJ <[email protected]>, [email protected]<[email protected]></[email protected]></[email protected]></[email protected]> Dear Minister Dekker, Dear Ms. Aldewereld, as you may have seen in the media, in March we lost another member of our adult adoptee community. This time prima facie due to excessive… Read more »

International Social Services, from India to Romania (Part 3)

By Roelie Post (guest blogger) When in 2011/2012 the filming of Stolen Children – Intercountry Adoptions from India was ongoing in ACT’s office in Brussels, I got drawn into the details of the German/Indian trafficking case. Arun was talking in German with the journalist, explaining to her the involvement of the German branch of International… Read more »

International Social Service, little did I know – Part 2

Arun Dohle Part I  International Social Service, little did I know Little did I know, but bit by bit I got to know more: Around 2002/2003 child trafficking for intercountry adoption got uncovered in Andhra Pradesh (India). One of the human rights defenders involved in this entered into a direct online dialogue with a group… Read more »

Commission Joustra: a spin-doctor hiding in plain sight

Commissie Joustra weigerde de @2eKamertweets een interim rapport. In plaats daarvan werd een artikel gepubliceerd op de website. Geschreven door oud VVD spindoctor Henri Kruithof 🤔#adoptie #kinderhandel https://t.co/xGmvy2y7wj — Roelie Post (@roelie_post) February 22, 2020 ACT’s founder and child-rights expert of ACT from 2009 till 2014 noted that the news item was written, in interview… Read more »

International Social Service, little did I know

Arun Dohle In 1973 I was adopted from India to Germany, like many of you who may read this. My views on adoption were bottom-line quite positive, just as my view on organisations involved in this, like International Social Service (ISS). Little did I know… In 1999 I got my first access to the Internet… Read more »

Conflict of Interest of FIOM-ISS in roots searches for adoptees

Last year ACT wrote to the Dutch Minister of Justice to inform him about the serious conflict of interest that the FIOM-ISS has regarding the roots-searches of adoptees. Note about FIOM/ISS 15 November 2019 The Ministry of Justice considers the involvement of the FIOM in the planning of the funding for organisations which execute searches… Read more »

Ten Years On… Mission Accomplished!

Ten years ago, 22 December 2009, Dutch newspaper Trouw published the very first interview with Against Child Trafficking (ACT). Set up in 2008 by Roelie Post and Arun Dohle, at the behest of the European Commission, we claimed that intercountry adoption was a legalized form of child trafficking and that we wished it to be… Read more »