Category: The Netherlands

Dutch Ministry of Justice: intercountry adoption is NOT child protection

1 July 2015 The Dutch adoption agencies sent on 27 June 2014 a set of recommendations LINK to the Dutch Minister of Justice on how to better regulate intercountry adoptions.  It is interesting reading. After numerous scandals and a decrease of some 70 % over the last 10 years, the Dutch agencies propose less monitoring,… Read more »

Less children adopted from abroad

Source: 23 March 2015 (Google Translation) Last year, in the Netherlands 488 children were adopted, the lowest in 40 years. The number of parents that hands in a request for adoption declined the last 5 years with 75 %. The number of adoptions decreases strongly worldwide. In 2004 still 45.000 adoptions took place, only 23.000… Read more »

Two adopted Congolese children arrive in the Netherlands

Source: News item | 26-02-2015 Two adopted Congolese children arrived in the Netherlands yesterday to join their adoptive parents. They are a two-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl. The children form part of a group of thirty adopted by Dutch couples, with some of them already waiting almost three years to depart from Congo…. Read more »

Given up for adoption at birth, a young woman reclaims her life

Source: Monisha in Goa earlier this year Monisha in Goa earlier this year Posted: October 26, 2014 By Monisha My name is Monisha. I’m 29 years old and I was brought up in the Netherlands. I was born in a government hospital in Sawantwadi, Maharashtra, in May 1985. My mother was raped when she was… Read more »


Source: by M.E. SYNON 26 Mar 2014 Members of the European Parliament have heard how Dutch social services seized ten-year old twins from a Russian-speaking Latvian family long resident in The Netherlands because the mother spoke Russian to the children in the home. Dutch child protection authorities also made a claim, later shown to be… Read more »

MEPs must investigate this child-snatching scandal

Source: Sunday 06 April 2014 CHRISTOPHER BOOKER Social workers who take away children is one of the most disturbing human rights scandals of our time Last June, under the heading “Dutch social workers catch the English disease”, I reported the extraordinary case of the 11-year-old Antonovs twins: a Russian-Latvian brother and sister forcibly snatched by… Read more »

Dutch couple faces adoption hitch

Source: Sunday, January 26th 2014 By WILLIS OKETCH A childless Dutch couple that came to Kenya in search of a child to adopt is locked in a legal battle with the Children’s Department in Kwale. Norefier Nielseen, 50, and his wife Olga Skvortsova, 47, started the adoption process last year after getting the child from… Read more »

Reunited: Adopted daughter finds mom after 26 years

Source: Deccan Chronicle Girl meets mother after 26 years DC | Gururaj A. Paniyadi | January 07 Joyce planting a coconut sapling — DC Mangalore: It was an emotional moment when 26-year-old Joyce who was adopted at an early age, finally met her biological mother on Saturday. Though Joyce, who is studying law in London, wanted… Read more »

Court upholds suspended jail terms for illegal baby adoption

Source: 6 December 2013 The appeal court in the Belgian city of Ghent has given suspended jail terms to a Dutch couple involved in an illegal adoption, according to Belgian media reports. The Dutch couple were given eight months suspended jail terms for buying the baby, known as Donna, in a complicated law suit involving… Read more »

Dutchman meets biological father in Mumbai

Source: Sep 21, 2013, 05.05AM IST TNN[ Stanley Pinto ] MANGALORE: India-born Dutch national Martijn Boerkamp met his biological father in Mumbai on Wednesday. And the meeting went well. Against Child Trafficking (ACT) consultant Anjali Pawar who did the ground work for the reunion said: “In fact, Martijn’s father said it was a really pleasant… Read more »