Who we are

Chilean Adoptees Worldwide (CAW)

Is an organization realized for those adopted from Chile and living elsewhere in the world and/or in Chile in order to provide them with a platform they can relate to. 

In the 70s, 80s and 90s there has been a wave of children leaving the country due to this phenomenon and they are currently spread all over the world. 

Since some years however, it is known that lots of these children have not been left by their mothers and/or families voluntarily. As a result, today there are extended investigations going. The official complaints are still coming in on a daily basis and official numbers have past the amount of 10.000 cases. The mothers and families are looking for their children!

“CAW” is making awareness of these actualities. Not only within the community of the adopted Children but for anyone else who connected in any way and/or wishes to receive updates in regards to the current situation. 

The adoptive children are adults today and always lived a life away from their country and their families who in most parts, never wanted to get separated from their children in the first place. Through this way they are being given a voice in these times where we confront a violation of our basic Human Rights.

CAW is closely working together with selected organizations worldwide and is starting up an important work-team with those handling the investigations going on Chile. 

CAW is founded in Chile in 2018 by Alejandro Quezada and Angélica Martínez, both adoptees who lived for the biggest part of their lifes in resp. The Netherlands and Sweden. Alejandro went to live in Chile in 2014 where until today he resides.