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.
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Investigation into potential malpractices surrounding historical adoption cases
06-12-2018 | 09:38
Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker has announced that an independent commission will be set up to investigate historical ...
Response to the Zembla television programme regarding adoptions from Sri Lanka
20-09-2017 | 21:55
In its broadcast of 20 September last, the Zembla television programme reported on abuses with regard to adoption procedures in ...
Mr Dijkhoff: “Improve the international adoption system, but do not stop it”
31-01-2017 | 09:57
The Minister for Migration, Mr Dijkhoff, does not want to stop international adoption, but wants to further improve the ...