After denouncement from a Brazilian, the Netherlands suspends international adoptions

«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.» For the online Folha de S.Paulo article in PORTUGUESE, click here. For the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper article in …

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State Facilitated Illegal Intercountry Adoptions from Brazil

The government of the Netherlands instigated an independent commission in April 2019 to look into international abuses after legal procedures showed that the Dutch government had been involved in illegal adoption from Brazil, and pointed to the possibility of more such cases.The report issued by the state commission in February 2021, said it had found …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Reportagem de Radio: Brasileiros adotados ilegalmente buscam suas raízes

Desde os anos de 1970, muitas crianças de países em desenvolvimento foram adotadas por pessoas estrangeiras, algumas delas, de forma ilegal. No Brasil, o pico das adoções feitas por estrangeiros foi na década de 1980. Estes bebês são agora adultos, e muitos estão tentando encontrar suas famílias biológicas no Brasil. A reporter de radio Katy …

Envolvimento do Estado, intermediários e ganho financeiro

Programa de reportagem de TV holandesa “Achter het Nieuws” de 22 de fevereiro de 1982 – Cathia Seeder dá um vislumbre do procedimento de adoção ilegal e denuncia o envolvimento do Estado Holandês nos casos de adoção ilegal. Seeder confessa, posteriormente, ter sido uma “cúmplice auxiliar” para a privação do direito à identidade nos casos …

Defendendo os Direitos da Criança

Reportagem da TV holandesa “Achter het Nieuws” 22 de fevereiro 1982 – Advogada de direitos humanos Lia Junqueira, do Movimento em Defesa do Menor, defendeu os direitos dos bebês brasileiros que foram traficadas para adoção internacional ilegal. Inclusive o testemunho de Antônio Chaves, juiz no tribunal juvenil de São Paulo. Você pode assistir o vídeo aqui. …