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Bron: de Krant van West VlaanderenReporter: Philippe Verhaest Saartje Verhoest (38) werd geboren in Chili en groeide na haar adoptie op in een warm nest in het landelijke Dadizele. Pas enkele jaren geleden ontdekte ze dat ze op illegale wijze in ons land terechtkwam. “Ik ben van bij mijn biologische mama ontvoerd”, zegt ze. Vandaag […]

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Bron: de Krant van West VlaanderenReporter: Philippe Verhaest Saartje Verhoest (38) was born in Chile and after her adoption she grew up in a warm nest in rural Dadizele. It was only a few years ago that she discovered she had come to Belgium illegally. “I was kidnapped from my biological mother’s house”, she says. Today, with […]

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Almost 30 years ago a woman reported to our channel that her child had been taken from the hospital maternity ward. She tried many times to trace his whereabouts, but to no avail. Today her family is closer and closer to the truth and the answers can be found on the “Old Continent”.

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Please find below a video launching the start of our platform in France.  Three Chilean adoptees have decided to help strengthen our network for adoptees from Chile who came to live in France.  We welcome Johanna, Letty and Aurélien who will help to create awareness and represent the French speaking adoptees. Also will they be […]

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Source: Website of Ankestyrelsenspublication of 21-April-21 The National Board of Appeal has uncovered the historical adoption mediation cooperation with Chile in the years 1978 to 1988. In the report, the National Board of Appeal concludes that, in the National Board of Appeal’s assessment, it cannot be ruled out that the adoption mediation from Chile to […]

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From the desk of Alejandro Quezada A couple of weeks ago I was interviewed by MEGA, the Chilean national broadcast network who got to understand that the Netherlands had put a halt to intercountry adoptions. They are also the TV channel who in 2014 made some very interesting documentaries, 3 in total, about a Dutch […]

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Click here for the original article (French written) In the past year, Stéphanie Murray has had a DNA test three times rather than one. The 41-year-old Quebecer adopted in Chile in 1980 would like to know more about her origins. And whether she too is one of the thousands of babies “stolen” during the dictatorship of Augusto […]

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Las noticias en Holanda acerca de las adopciones internacionales después la Comisión Investigadora “Joustra” publicó su reporte el Lunes pasado. Durante décadas, Holanda recibió más de 40.000 niños adoptados desde más de 80 países diferentes, Chile entre ellos. Más de 80 países de los cuales los Países Bajos recibieron niños para ser adoptados fueron investigado […]

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An overview of what went wrong and to which extend. An extracted page of the Report of the Joustra Commission where we see Chile being mentioned. Full report to be found here (Dutch written)

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Commissie Onderzoek Interlandelijke Adoptie Download het rapport door op de link of de afbeelding te klikken https://www.commissieonderzoekinterlandelijkeadoptie.nl Downloads:rapport            bijlagen bij het rapport persbericht rapport van het CBS onderzoek

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Written by Martin Valeš | Source: blesk.cz Adoptivní rodiče Marii brzy řekli o jejím původu, ostatně její tmavá pleť a vlasy ve Stockholmu v 70. letech poněkud vyčnívaly. V jedenácti letech jí ukázali dokumenty, které s ní roku 1975 přiletěly. Vykreslují nelichotivý obraz náctileté rodičky, která svou novorozenou dcerku poslala k adopci za oceán. „Prý byla chudá služebná, už měla […]

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Source: The Guardian By: Aaron Nelsen Maria Diemar’s infant passport photo. Photograph: Allison V Smith/The Guardian At two months old, Maria Diemar was flown to Sweden to be adopted. Years later, she tracked down her birth mother, who said her baby had been taken against her will. Now investigations are showing that she was one […]

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Paola Morales Muñoz from Santiago de Chile was signed up by one of her colleagues at work for the program Aqui Somos Todos (Here we are all). This program seeks to help people to have their wishes come through. Paola needs a new wheelchair as the one she had broke down and she currently lends […]

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Chilean Adoptees Worldwide is a platform that looks to reconnect birth families who have been separated through irregular adoptions which took place in Chile. We have created a set of profile frames to use within your Facebook account. If you are looking for your birth family in Chile or if you are looking for your […]

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Alejandro Quezada, fundador de la plataforma CHILEAN ADOPTEES WORLDWIDE fue entrevistado por Claudia Molina de la red CIDSUR hablando de las adopciones ilegales y trafico de niños que hubo en Chile. 60% de los niños arrebatados de los brazos de sus madres tienen raíces Mapuche. Hoy día se encuentran en otros países y buscan su […]

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Belgium, 18th of November 2010 National Adoption Day on the 18th of November was also carried in the heart of the Belgium Radio Station Q-Music. I was allowed to present my story about my illegal adoption with which I hope to inspire other adoptees. Living without guilt or a feeling of inferiority is a hugely […]

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A translation from a letter sent on the 10th of July 1974 to aspirant adoption parents Cascavel, 10 juli, 1974 A while ago I received your letter of 30 May 1974 and it has taken a while to answer you, especially as I wanted to find out something in this area. After all, there is […]

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Source: Cultura Veintiuno Researcher, author of “An approach to the appropriations of minors and irregular adoptions under the military dictatorship in southern Chile (1978-2016). Memories of Alejandro “, tells how her work was born through the testimony of different mothers, including that of a child of Mapuche origin who was forcibly adopted in Holland by […]

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The Chilean adopted children are pleased that the National Board of Appeal is now investigating the case, but the time horizon is worrying. Faxe, Denmark – 14 September 2020 at 19:27 By Morten Chas OvergaardContact the editors: sndk@sn.dk Source of this article: SN.dk (Danish written) In early January, Rune Renato Hansen from Tølløse received a […]

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Thousands of Chilean children were stolen from their parents during Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship and were adopted to Europe. Now the Minister of Interior and Social Affairs, Astrid Krag (S) is getting into the matter. Faxe, Denmark – 14 September 2020 at 15:01 By Morten Chas OvergaardContact the editors: sndk@sn.dk Source of this article: SN.dk (Danish […]

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Source: TROUW (5 Mei 2020) (written by Metka Hagen) It is estimated that more than 20,000 Chilean babies have been stolen and illegally adopted in Europe, including the Netherlands. They now demand justice. Busy and gesticulating, Constanza del Río sits in an improvised and hot office in the Chilean capital of Santiago. Her organization Nos […]

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Bron: De Standaard, BE door Metka Hagen Sebastian Steveniers Santiago Druk bellend en gebarend zit Constanza del Río in een geïmproviseerd en bloedheet kantoor in Santiago. Op tafel liggen foto’s van kinderen die hun biologische ouders vonden met haar hulp. Del Río is zelf een illegaal geadopteerde baby. Ze laat een foto van haar biologische […]

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Source: tv2east.dk (Danish written) In recent weeks, Rune Renato Hansen has found that the story of why he was adopted may not fit at all. Yesterday he met with a political rapporteur on the matter. In 1979, Rune Renato Hansen came to Denmark as an adopted child from Chile. Back then, he was just under five […]

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Updated February 21, 2020 at 1 p.m. 19:47 By Alexandra Mollerup and Morten Chas OvergaardContact the editor: sndk@sn.dk Source: SN.dkRead the original article here (Danish written) Newborn children were taken from their mothers and reported dead, and children up to the age of 8 were stolen from parks, playgrounds and hospital rooms and sent to […]

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Región de la AraucaníaJueves 26 septiembre de 2019 | Publicado a las 12:03 · Actualizado a las 12:21″Me engañaron”: el caso de mujer mapuche que le quitaron a su hijo en dictadura y que llegó a la BBC Por Manuel Stuardo Durante los últimos años se han conocido diversos casos de adopciones ilegales en dictadura.En muchos de […]

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Listen to Chile’s Stolen Babies on Assignment on the BBC World Service By Jane Chambers – BBC Click here for transmission times or to listen online

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Chile’s stolen children: ‘I was tricked into handing over my baby’ By Jane Chambers – Temuco, Chile 26 September 2019 SOURCE:https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-48929112 Thousands of Chilean children were stolen from their mothers during the military rule of Gen Augusto Pinochet and sent abroad for adoption. A government investigation is looking into how the babies were taken. Sara […]

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FROM THE DESK OF PETER OSENDARP INTERVIEW OF JOSÉ ZEPEDA WITH PETER OSENDARP Wednesday, August the 14, I had – in Spanish – an interview with the journalist José Zepeda from the radio and t.v. Producciones Media Narranja. The interview was held in Hilversum. It was about my story as an adoptive father of a […]

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Yesterday Alejandro of CAW was invited by Producciones Media Naranja. This news channel has interviewed the Dutch nun Gertrudis Kuijpers in 2016. Watch the video by clicking here Kuijpers worked in Chile and during the 70s, 80s and 90s she was responsible for the adoption of 99 children to The Netherlands. Many of these children […]

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6 min read Chile’s Stolen Children Seek Justice Over Decades of Illegal Adoptions By Ramona Wadi The nature of child trafficking, or illegal adoptions in Chile since the 1950s, is akin to the dictatorship practice of disappearing its opponents. Chilean Adoptees Worldwide (CAW), an organisation set up to unite the children who were illegally taken […]

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the Dutch website www.mapuche.nl about our first European Special Event in Amsterdam May 25, 2019Chilean Adoptees Worldwide EU – International ConferenceAmsterdam, The Netherlands CAW (Chilean Adoptees Worldwide Network) is pleased to announce an adoption-event on a European scale for which we like to invite you. Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/events/658265891269562/ Webpage:https://chileanadoptees.org/ This event will take place in Amsterdam on […]

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Investigación sobre adopciones irregulares suma miles de nuevos casos domingo, 10 de febrero de 2019 Andrés LópezReportajesEl Mercurio Ministro Mario Carroza investiga el envió de niños al extranjero entre 1970 y 1999. Se identificaron cinco congregaciones de religiosas ligadas a estos procesos. Uno de esos casos es el de Alejandro Quezada (39), que fue llevado […]

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*Municipio reúne casos locales para sumarlos a la investigación que lleva el ministro en visita Mario Carroza Alejandro Quezada, paillaquino que fue adoptado de forma irregular cuando sólo era un lactante, visitó la comuna para compartir su experiencia en su tierra y presentar el trabajo de Chilean Adoptees Worldwide (Chilenos Adoptados en el Mundo). “Yo […]

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Región de los RíosMiércoles 12 diciembre de 2018 | Publicado a las 15:22Paillaquino lidera organización que reúne a víctimas de adopciones irregulares en dictadura Por Manuel StuardoLa información es de Yonatan Jara Un hombre nacido en Paillaco, en la región de Los Ríos, lidera una organización internacional de unas 150 personas que habrían sido adoptadas irregularmente en dictadura. Alejandro […]

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Autor: Angélica Baeza  MIE 26 SEP 2018 |  09:51 AM “Siempre quise aprender español para que en un futuro fuera más fácil buscar a mi madre biológica”. María Diemar, de 41 años es una chilena adoptada de forma irregular por un matrimonio sueco. Creció en el seno de una familia que le entregó amor y también una historia que […]

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