Netherlands subpoenaed victim of crimes instigated by Dutch diplomat stationed in Brazil for court of appeals.
«A committee created in the Netherlands after repeated denunciations by Patrick pointed out the responsibility of the state in “various types of abuse that occurred structurally”, and the government interrupted the processes of international adoption in the country.»
In intercountry adoption cases from Brazil, the Dutch government was aware of misdeeds in adoptions and the role of Dutch diplomats stationed in Brazil therein, but did nothing about them and allowed them to continue.
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.»
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.
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”.
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”.
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.
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.
On Tuesday evening 24 March the NGO hosted a free event in São Paulo, Brazil.
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.
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.
Dutch TV report “Achter het Nieuws” 22 February 1982 – Scene explains illegal adoption procedure.
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“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.
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.
The Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Brazil Baby Affair has been established to support all Brazilians worldwide – and their original families – who have been deprived of their human right to identity through illegal adoption and who are in search of their original families. Brazil Baby Affair takes a stance by encouraging all victims to realize …Learn More
The phenomenon of Intercountry Adoption was established in the 1970s, and gave way to an increase in the practice of newborn children from third-world countries being made available to couples in first-world countries. Brazil became an important country of origin for Intercountry Adoption. Predominantly childless couples from prosperous “receiving” countries such as Belgium, France, Germany, …Learn More
The vision of the NGO Brazil Baby Affair consists of abolishment of possible reoccurrence of the deprivation of the human right to identity through false birth registration. To accomplish this vision, the NGO Brazil Baby Affair strives for complete avoidance of any kind of illegal adoption practices through the recognition of the right to a …Learn More
Louisa grew up in Hamburg in a family with 4 siblings; some of them are adopted as well. She started to think about Brazil when she was about 14 years old.
When she was in her twenties, Louisa started to make her first inquiries about her Brazilian origins. She found it hard not knowing anything about her origins. On top of that, she had to cope with the lack of information available to search for her original family.
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