Countries: India, The Netherlands
Agencies: Malaysian Social Services, Meiling
Nagarani and Kathrivel’s son was kidnapped during the night in Chennai, India. Five years later the kidnappers were arrested and they confessed that her son had been sold to an orphanage Malaysian Social Services Chennai and subsequently was given for adoption to adoptive parents in the Netherlands, through the mediation of a Dutch adoption agency.
ACT retraced the child in the Netherlands. The adoptive parents have so far refused to cooperate in DNA testing, to proof that the child is indeed Nagarani’s. ACT helped this Indian family to find a Dutch Attorney and to file a Court case in the Netherlands that took place in June 2010.
After two weeks, Nagarani and Kathirvel went back to India. Without even having met the adoptive parents, who did not appear in Court.
The Family Court of Zwolle-Lelystad has ruled on March 4 2011 in the case. The Indian couple’s request for a DNA test to determine that a boy adopted by Dutch parents is their biological son, was dismissed by the Court.
On 13 September 2012 the Dutch Appeal Court also dismished the Indian’s parent’s request.
ACT is working on further actions.
If you would like to support Nagarani and Kathirvel:
Against Child Trafficking, the Netherlands
Bank Account 67 26 82 060
IBAN: NL41 INGB 0672 6820 60