When you adopt a child, you are responsible for its care and upbringing instead of its biological parents. The child officially becomes a member of your family. If you wish to adopt a child from the Netherlands or abroad, you must fulfil a number of conditions. For example, you cannot adopt your own grandchild and you must meet certain age requirements.
Minister Dekker relaunches inquiry into domestic adoptions
09-11-2021 | 12:33
The current inquiry into domestic adoptions in the Netherlands between 1956 and 1984 will be discontinued. The inquiry into the ...
Dekker: There will always be a risk of wrongdoing with intercountry adoption
04-06-2021 | 16:36
In February, the Joustra committee concluded that, for years, the Netherlands had not acted forcefully enough against wrongdoing ...
Minister Dekker suspends intercountry adoption with immediate effect
08-02-2021 | 10:14
The Dutch government failed to observe its duty of care for many years by looking the other way and failing to take action in ...