An ongoing state-funded study into forced adoption practices in the Netherlands during the Twentieth Century is not being transparent with its research methods, a former adoptee has alleged. Eugenie Smits van Waesberghe, herself born into foster care in Breda and put up for adoption, told local news service Omroep Brabant on Tuesday that a number of people who have come forward to share their accounts of forced adoptions have reason to be suspicious of what is happening to the information th
The Forced Adoption hotline received 500 reports since it opened in October, Minister Sander Dekker for Legal Protection confirmed to NOS. The hotline is part of two investigations into Dutch mothers who were pressured into giving their child up for adoption between 1956 and 1984. An estimated 15 thousand children were given up in this way, according to the broadcaster.
A hotline for mothers in the Netherlands who were pressured to give up their children for adoption received over 150 reports since it launched on October 1st. The Ministry of Justice and Security, which launched the hotline as part of a major investigation into abuses in domestic adoption from 1956 to 1984, is surprised by the number of reports, RTL Nieuws reports.