Category: The Netherlands

Going home is not an option

Source: BY SHATAKSHI DWIVEDI AND SHAUNAK GHOSH ON NOVEMBER 15, 2018 When a couple opts for adoption, very few consider children with special needs. Foreigners often do. What holds us back? For four long years, Kajal (name changed), has been waiting for some kind couple to come and adopt her. This 11-year-old was abandoned at… Read more »

‘Maybe I robbed a mother of her child’

Source:   (Google Translation) Adoptees and their parents consider a lawsuit against the State after irregularities in adoptions from an Indonesian children’s home. Anouk Eigenraam May 30, 2018 Unsuspecting, Marius and Marjan Kooistra at the end of March were watching the television broadcast “Adoption Treachery” by Zembla , about irregularities in adoptions from Indonesia. They were… Read more »

The life of a whistleblower: Roelie Post

5 May 2018 Source: VPRO Adoption from abroad is increasingly being questioned. The research program Zembla recently paid attention to corruption in adoptions from Sri Lanka, and on television in April was the Dutch documentary drama ‘Exportbaby’, about corruption in adoptions from Uganda. Last year, the Council for Criminal Justice Application and Youth Protection advised to ban… Read more »


Source: By Janene Pieters on March 28, 2018 – 07:38 Adopted children from Sri Lanka and Indonesia filed a lawsuit against the Dutch government over errors in their adoption procedures in the 1980’s. They want the government to compensate the high costs they’re incurring in the search for their origin and biological parents, according to… Read more »

‘Tweede Kamer, doe onderzoek naar wantoestanden adoptie’

Source: Adoptie In een open brief reageren belangenorganisaties van geadopteerden op het spraakmakende advies vorig jaar van de Raad voor Strafrechtstoepassing en Jeugdzorg aan het kabinet om te stoppen met internationale adoptie. Anouk Eigenraam 5 december 2017 om 16:38 Een kind in Palna, een van de oudste geregistreerde kindertehuizen in Delhi. Jaarlijks worden ongeveer vierduizend… Read more »

Bangladesh adopted children without parental knowledge brought to the Netherlands

Date: 2017-06-03 Source: YESTERDAY, 15:17 (informal Google Translation) Ellen Brans, news reporter Despite the good intentions of adoptive parents, it seems that with adoptions from Bangladesh in the 70s and 80s, a lot has gone wrong. The biological parents often did not realize that their child was going for adoption abroad. The documents of the children… Read more »

European Commission’s FVP Frans Timmermans’ knowledge gap

          First Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans, responsible for Fundamental Rights, was at the center of the Dutch TV quiz program “De Kwis”. “De Kwis” is a cabaret quiz with lots of humor. Paul de Leeuw, known for his role in opening up the US for the adoption… Read more »

Olanda, presata sa stopeze adopțiile internaționale? Netherlands pressed to stop international adoptions?

Date: 2016-11-04 Source: Roelie Post Gazda a Convenției de la Haga privind adopțiile internaționale, Olanda caută acum cea mai buna soluție privind adopțiile internaționale. Printr-un raport publicat la începutul săptămânii, Consiliul național pentru protecția copilului din Olanda sfătuiește guvernul sa înceteze imediat adopțiile internaționale si sa se concentreze pe investiții in sistemele de protecție a… Read more »