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Grenzen aan je kinderwens

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

9 mei 2018

Hello Radio

Mooie en integere radio.

Regiseuse Rita Horst over mijn bijdrage aan “Exportbaby” en mijn leven als klokkenluider.

Grenzen aan je kinderwens (1) In de jaren zeventig adopteerde je buitenlandse kinderen uit idealisme, maar die gedachte is reeds lang verlaten. Wat zijn de vele haken en ogen rondom adoptie? Rita Horst schreef en regisseerde de NPO-dramaserie Exportbaby en stelt het fenomeen ter discussie. Anouk Eigenraam, geadopteerd vanuit Zuid-Korea, schreef het boek ‘Welkom in adoptieland’ (2017). Ze deelt haar persoonlijke ervaring en schetst een beeld van hoe het er in de ‘adoptiewereld’ aan toe gaat. Beiden zijn in de studio van Hello Radio Podcast en praten ook over internationaal draagmoederschap naar aanleiding van de podcastserie Wensvaders. Presentatie: Peter de Ruiter.​

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Argos: Het Leven van een Klokkenluider

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

5 mei 2018 Source: VPRO “Ik heb het gevoel dat het zwaard van Damocles boven mijn hoofd hangt.” Het leven van een klokkenluider, zaterdag 5 mei in Argos. Van 14:00 tot 15:00 op NPO Radio 1.

Adoptie uit het buitenland staat steeds meer ter discussie. Het onderzoeksprogramma Zembla besteedde recent aandacht aan corruptie bij adopties uit Sri Lanka, en op de televisie was in april het Nederlandse docu-drama ‘Exportbaby’, over corruptie bij adopties uit Oeganda. Vorig jaar adviseerde de Raad voor Strafrechtstoepassing en Jeugdbescherming om adoptie uit het buitenland te verbieden. (more…)

Roelie Post over kinderhandel nav dramaserie Exportbaby

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

5 April 2018

Roelie Post about child trafficking in relation to the Dutch TV series Exportbaby

Audio (in Dutch – Nederlands):

Roelie Post talks about international adoption

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

by Ashleigh Elson

Click here to listen to the report.

So, what rights do children caught up in crisis situations have? We asked Roelie Post. She worked for the European Commission on the reform of Romania’s child protection for many years and is the author of Romania: For Export Only.

Roelie Post holds a baby in a Romanian baby home that housed 300 infants. The home has scince been closed down with EU funding and the children were re-integrated into their own families, placed in foster care, or adopted by Romanian families.
Ms Port wasn’t surprised to hear about the Zoe’s Ark situation and compared it with the international adoptions that happened during the tsunami crisis in 2005. She says “Children should be helped in their own country.” (more…)

For export only? Interview Ina Hut, David Smolin, Roelie Post

Saturday, July 21st, 2007

21 July 2007

Wereldomroep 2007

It’s estimated that at least 40,000 children are adopted internationally every year. The aim of the system is to give abandoned children in developing countries a home, and childless couples in the West a family. It would seem an ideal solution.

“…Every child has the right to grow up in a loving family or a family replacing situation.” The UN Treaty of the rights of the child

But recent reports in the Dutch press show that there is a decidedly darker side to the system.

One example is the story of Rahul, a young boy adopted from India by a Dutch couple. It turned out that Rahul had actually been stolen from his biological parents and sold to an orphanage before being adopted abroad.

Critics say the scandal is just the tip of the iceberg and that it illustrates the serious flaws in the system.

Some go as far as to say it’s no more than ‘legalised child trafficking’ and call for inter-country adoption to be banned altogether.

Are they right? And what of those who are the centre of the debate: the children – what’s best for them?

The Panellists:

Dutch EU official Roelie Post. She was employed to work on the ‘Romanian children dossier’ of the EU Commission. Author of the recently published Romania: for export only. The untold story of the Romanian ‘orphans.’

David Smolin, a law professor of the Cumberland School of Law in Alabama. An expert on International children’s issues, including inter-country adoption. He’s also the creator of a website on international adoption called Adoptinginternationally.

Ina Hut, the director of Wereldkinderen, the largest childcare and adoption agency in the Netherlands. (more…)

International adoptions equal ‘child trafficking’

Monday, June 11th, 2007

by Nina Eikens and RNW Internet Desk


Author and former EU official Roelie Post

Thousands of Romanian children adopted by foreigners in the 1990s were not orphans, but had been sold to agencies by their parents, according to a former European Commission official.

Dutchwoman Roelie Post was the EU official who investigated adoption practices in Romania for several years. In her new book, Romania, For Export Only she claims that most international adoptions are nothing more than child trafficking. (more…)