Child and parents in the 21st century

The report of the Government Committee on the Reassessment of Parenthood (Staatscommissie Herijking Ouderschap) comprises eleven chapter and nine annexes. The first ten chapters comprise a description of current Dutch Law in the field of parentage, custody’s and surrogacy, as well as the social and medical developments in these fields.

A vision for the future as proposed by the Government Committee is contained in Chapter 11. This chapter also includes 68 recommendations aimed at amending the current statutory regime. This English translation only consist of Chapter 11. The numbering of the section in this chapter has maintained in order to ensure that references to parts of this chapter are as far as possible retained for easy access both in the Netherlands, as well as abroad.