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ADOPTED: Motion about whistleblower and intercountry adoption

Pieter Omtzigt’s motion regarding whistleblower Roelie Post has been unanimously approved by de Dutch Parliament. The Dutch parliament will request First Vice-President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, to come up with a decent solution. Part of the Omtzigt motion is also to address the child trafficking problem within intercountry adoption. We are awaiting further… Read more »

Tweede Kamer: STEM VOOR KINDERRECHTEN

Vanavond is er een stemming over de motie over klokkenluider Roelie Post en, niet te vergeten, het probleem van de kinderhandel voor interlandelijke adoptie. Met name de recente zaak van de Roemeense Sorina die met geweld werd verwijderd uit haar pleeggezin om naar de Verenigde Staten te worden gestuurd. We roepen alle partijen in de… Read more »

Meeting the Investigative Commission Intercountry Adoption in the Past

The Dutch Minister of Justice has ordered an investigation into potential malpractices during a number of adoptions in which the Dutch government played a role. On Monday 15 July we had a two-hour meeting with that Investigative Commission on Intercountry Adoption in the Past. That’s to say, with its project leader and secretary. This Commission… Read more »

Open Mail to European Commission President Juncker

Van: United Adoptees International <bestuur@unitedadoptees.org> Date: ma 15 jul. 2019 19:41 Subject: United for Sorina/Roelie Post To: <jean-claude.juncker@ec.europa.eu> Cc: <frans.timmermans@ec.europa.eu>, <guenther.oettinger@ec.europa.eu>, <bestuur@unitedadoptees.org>   Dear President Juncker, We wrote to you on 1 May 2018 about the way the European Commission treated its civil servant Roelie Post. We got a vague reply about ‘all procedures followed’ and ‘privacy’…. Read more »

UAI United for Sorina

Through the Blogs from Against Child Trafficking and Roelie Post, we have learned about the dramatic situation of Sorina. The 8-year old Romanian girl taken away, by the use of extreme force, from her Romanian foster family for intercountry adoption. We are appalled by such actions, which must be traumatising for the child and absolutely… Read more »

UAI’s input for the Hague Adoption Convention’s Working Group

This week the Hague’s Working Group to Prevent and Address Illicit Practices in Intercountry Adoption is meeting. Here the letter the UAI sent on 16th May 2019, providing food for thought. UAI_2019-05-16 – Input Hague – tav L Martinez – Mora – English