• Coverup of State Facilitated Illegal Intercountry Adoptions

    The Netherlands continue to coverup State facilitated illegal intercountry adoption. Dutch Lawmakers should hold their Justice Minister accountable for a deceitful adoption inquiry, commissioned by the State Committee investigating illegal intercountry adoption and the role of the State.

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  • INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTION AND THE RIGHT TO IDENTITY: THE APPLICATION OF THE SUBSIDIARITY PRINCIPLE IN BRAZIL

    10 August 2019 – LLM Thesis defended by Patrick Noordoven for the School of Law, University of Brasília, as per prerequisite to obtain the Masters in Law title. «This Thesis is dedicated to all persons who are deprived of their right to identity through intercountry adoption. You all deserve access to your origins, as recognized by human rights law and jurisprudence.»

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  • Dutch government to investigate the role of the State in respect to illegal intercountry adoptions

    6 December 2018 – After years of demanding information from the Dutch State about illegal intercountry adoption practices from Brazil, the Justice Minister sent a letter to parliament in which the government announces to instigate an external committee to investigate illegal intercountry adoption in the past. The committee’s mandate comprises the facts and the role of the Dutch government in respect to these adoptions.

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  • Conférence: Dérives dans l’adoption 2017

    On Saturday 18 November 2017 our founder Patrick Noordoven gave a presentation at the Conférence: Dérives dans l’adoption, hosted by La Voix des Adoptés and Born in Lebanon in Paris, France. His presentation was titled “La recherche des familles”.

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  • Adoption Initiative Conference 2016

    On Friday 10 June our founder Patrick Noordoven gave a presentation at the 9th Biennial Adoption Conference “Myth and Reality in Adoption: Transforming Practice Through Lessons Learned” at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey, USA. He contributed to the conference track ‘Adoption Policy and Practice’ and focused his presentation on the topic of “The Human Right to Identity and Intercountry Adoption: False Birth Registration Practices Known as the Brazil Baby Affair”.

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  • Radio report: Illegally adopted Brazilians search for their roots

    Since the 1970’s, many children from developing countries have been adopted by people from abroad, some of them illegally. In Brazil, foreign adoptions peaked in the 1980s. Those babies are now adults, and many are trying to find their biological families in Brazil.

    Radio reporter Katy Sherriff accompanied Louisa on her quest to discover her Brazilian origins with the help of NGO Brazil Baby Affair.

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  • State involvement, intermediaries and financial gain

    Dutch TV report “Achter het Nieuws” 22 February 1982 – Cathia Seeder provides an insight in the illegal adoption procedure and denounces the involvement of the Dutch State in the illegal adoption cases. Seeder later confessed to being “auxiliary complicit” to the deprivation of the right to identity in Dutch, West-German, Swedish and US-American illegal adoption cases; source: Dutch Police Report 1984.

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  • NGO Event – ‘Right to Identity: Worldwide problems – Solutions in Brazil’

    On Tuesday evening 24 March the NGO hosted a free event in São Paulo, Brazil.

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  • Defending the Rights of the Child

    Dutch TV report “Achter het Nieuws” 22 February 1982 – Human Rights lawyer Lia Junqueira, from the Movement for the Defense for Children, defended the rights of the Brazilian babies who were trafficked for Illegal Intercountry adoption. Including a testimony of Antônio Chaves, Judge at the Juvenile Court of São Paulo.

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  • NGO Event ‘Right to Identity’

    On 10 February, a Swiss lawyer, a Brazilian Human Rights advocate and a Documentary Filmmaker from the US shared their experiences about the Right to Identity.

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  • Illegal Adoption Procedure

    Dutch TV report “Achter het Nieuws” 22 February 1982 – Scene explains illegal adoption procedure.

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  • Bilingual website

    We are proud to present our website in Brazilian Portuguese to you!

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  • Brazil Baby Affair in the News

    “Child trafficking with help of State” – ‘Dutch civil servants knew about baby smuggling’ and ‘were involved in illegal adoptions’. Read the articles in Dutch in De Telegraaf or in English.

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  • Hague Talks

    On 19 September 2014 our founder Patrick Noordoven spoke at the Hague Talks. We are sharing his talk and the video recording of the event.

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