Category: The Netherlands

Arun was adopted and now fights against adoption: ‘authorities refused to provide information all these years’

Source:https://www.ad.nl/buitenland/arun-werd-geadopteerd-en-strijdt-nu-tegen-adoptie-instanties-weigerden-al-die-jaren-informatie-te-geven~a8a91701/(google translation) There are about 30 million abandoned or orphaned children in India, Indian newspaper The Hindu recently reported . And of these, only about 3,000 are placed with Indian parents every year. Nevertheless, the Netherlands still has an adoption ban. And that’s a good thing, according to activist Arun Dohle of the organization Against Child Trafficking. “There is almost never real voluntary… Read more »

Tough report on adoptions from abroad: cabinet urged to stop

Source: https://www.ad.nl The adoption of children from abroad must be stopped completely for the time being. A committee led by former top civil servant Tjibbe Joustra draws this conclusion in a report to be published, sources around the cabinet report. The outgoing government team is very upset with the recommendations. Jan Hoedeman 05-02-21, 03:00 In… Read more »

Court: case of Sri Lankan woman on adoption is time-barred

Source: NOS The court in The Hague will not deal with the substance of the case of a 28-year-old woman about her adoption in Sri Lanka. The case was brought by Dilani Butink, who was adopted by Dutch parents in 1992. Butink says that serious mistakes were made in the adoption by the State and… Read more »

Interview with Chairman Joustra of the Committee Investigating Intercountry Adoption:

Source:  committeeinvestigatingintercountryadoption.nl Come clean and prevent problems in the future (By Henri Kruithof) In April of this year, Minister Sander Dekker (Legal Protection) set up the Committee Investigating Intercountry Adoption in the past. According to the institutional decision, that committee must, among other things, investigate the existence of abuses in intercountry adoption and the role… Read more »

Viewers ‘Traceless’ [Spoorloos] in tears through the story of Somna (21)

Source: Libelle The Romanian Somna (21) was less than 3 years old when she was adopted. In the Spoorloos program, she goes to search her biological mother together with presenter Derek Bolt. The 21-year-old Somna was a toddler of almost 3 years old when she was adopted from Romania by her Dutch parents Hans and Ritam. Happy childhood… Read more »

Illegal adoptions remain possible by authorities looking away

Source: https://adoptie.nl June 27, 2019 Text Hélène van Beek Cum laude. That’s how lawyer Elvira Loibl obtained her PhD at Maastricht University on 15 May with the thesis ‘The transnational illegal adoption market: A criminological study of the German and Dutch intercountry adoption systems’. Journalist Hélène van Beek looked at the 518-page dissertation and read… Read more »

Kidnapping for adoption proven: guilty as charged

In 2007 Arun Dohle brought out the news that an Indian couple was looking for their kidnapped son. He had traced them after having read about it in the Indian news. For 12 years Arun Dohle and Roelie Post (ACT) supported the couple in their desperate search for a sign of life of their son…. Read more »