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 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 ...
Tjibbe Joustra appointed head of committee to investigate past intercountry adoptions
25-04-2019 | 10:50
The committee that will investigate the role and responsibility of the Dutch government in the intercountry adoption of children ...
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 ...