Category: Blogpost

ACT’s letter to the Guardian of the Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption

23 September 2013 We are looking forward to their reply. ACT’s  letter from The Hague Conference to the Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands:  HERE From: Roelie Post <[email protected]> Date: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 5:19 PM Subject: 1993 Hague Adoption Convention To: [email protected] Dear Madam/Sir, We refer to the article ‘Overseas adoptions rise –for black American… Read more »

ACT’s calls on Unicef to stop using the word ‘orphans’

17 September 2013 Today CNN has launched the first of a series of articles about intercountry adoption. Coincidence or not, it follows right after a critical series done by Reuters: The Child Exchange CNN’s article of today sets a different tone: International adoptions in decline as number of orphans grows. The main adoption proponents are… Read more »

ACT supports that Russian parliament outlaws American adoptions

26 December 2012 It would be a great ending of this year, when Russia’s President will outlaw American adoptions. And, extend the ban to all countries, as announced by Ombudsman Pavel Astakhov. It takes a lot of strength and courage to do so. The ‘adoption lobby’ is powerful and knows how to play their game…. Read more »

Netherlands maintains suspension adoptions Uganda

Informal translation of the letter of Secretary of State Fred Teeven to the Dutch Parliament – 27 September 2012 Adoptions from Uganda On 11 June 2011 I have decided, on the basis of the conclusions of a visit of a Ministerial delegation to Uganda, to suspend adoptions from Uganda. In my letter of that same… Read more »

Dutch Government suspends intercountry adoption from Uganda

See also previous blog Secretary of State Fred Teeven today announced the suspension of adoptions from Uganda. A delegation of his Ministry will travel to Uganda to investigate 22 cases of children already matched with Dutch prospective adoptive families.

African Child Policy Forum – critical voices or…?

30 May 2012 Alarming news comes from the conference currently being held in Addis Abeba. The African Child Policy Forum organised this event. The agenda seems clear: in order to stop Africa from being the new adoption hub, all African countries should ratify the Hague Covention. Truth is, as Hans van Loon publicly said in… Read more »

Netherlands likely to suspend adoptions from Uganda

Informal translation of transcrips of the Debate in the Dutch Parliament on intercountry adoptions, as held in The Hague on 19 April 2012. Speaker: Secretary of State for Justice Fred Teeven. Page 29 Recently a delegation of my ministry made a working visit to Uganda. The reason of this ministerial working visit was that I… Read more »

The Dutch rescue of Hatian children through adoption

Just days after the devastating earthquake in Haiti on 12 January 2010, the Dutch government announced its intention to expedite pending adoptions from the country. On 21 January the children were flown out of Haiti. ACT has requested the Dutch Ministry of Justice the letter on the basis of which this expedition was undertaken. On Sunday… Read more »