Koninklijke Onderscheiding Ina Hut

Ina (H.R.) Hut

Ina (H.R.) HutIna (H.R.) Hut• 1st• 1stInvestor social impact initiatives, strategic advisor, member supervisory board Offlimits. Member SER Topvrouwen.Investor social impact initiatives, strategic advisor, member supervisory board Offlimits. Member SER Topvrouwen.

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Een Koninklijke Onderscheiding.
Ongelooflijk vereerd en verrast dat ik vrijdag 26 april 2024 door Zijne Majesteit benoemd ben tot ‘Officier in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau’.

Een lintje krijg je nooit alleen! Graag wil ik mijn dank uitspreken aan allen die mij enorm gesteund hebben bij mijn werkzaamheden, waaronder collega’s van CoMensha | Coördinatiecentrum tegen Mensenhandel, ervaringsdeskundigen #mensenhandel, professionals uit het werkveld en vele geadopteerden. En last but not least mijn gezin: Aart Zandbergen en Florian Zandbergen.

Veel dank aan de aanvrager Aart Zandbergen én allen die de aanvraag hebben ondersteund: Conny Rijken Nationaal Rapporteur Mensenhandel en Seksueel Geweld tegen Kinderen, Peter Oskam, Edith-Bernadette Poot, Leen Diepenhorst, RvT van CoMensha | Coördinatiecentrum tegen Mensenhandel, Brian Oedayrajsingh Varma, Mirjam Elisabeth Blaak Defence for Children Nederland, Tamme de Leur en Asha Dijkstra.
En natuurlijk ook veel dank aan Nana Bies en @AnkBijleveld en burgemeester @fritsnaafs.

En aan de fotografen die top kwaliteit hebben geleverd:
Martijn Hut www.hutspotfotografie.nl
Etienne Oldeman 📷

Children for Sale - When Guatemalan adoption became big business

Discussed in this essay:

Until I Find You: Disappeared Children and Coercive Adoptions in Guatemala, by Rachel Nolan. Harvard University Press. 320 pages. $35.

In May 1982, Blanca Luz López entrusted her son, a toddler, to a full-time caretaker in a poor neighborhood of Guatemala City. This was a common arrangement for working mothers, like López, whose long hours prevented them from assuming themselves the responsibilities of parenting. She visited her son when she could, and then, one day that next February, he wasn’t there. The caretaker said she had sent the boy elsewhere “for his greater safety,” and gave López an address. López went to the house, and a woman there told her that the boy would be returned to her at a piñata party so that he could be given a proper goodbye.

When López and four other people—three adults and a child—arrived for the party, they were shown in, offered a bottle of liquor, and then set upon by a group of attackers with knives. All four adults, including López, were murdered, and the child was kidnapped. The assailants had already shuttled López’s son out of the country, and the other child was never seen again. To this day, neither has been found.

Before Guatemala outlawed foreign adoptions in 2007, one in a hundred children born there was adopted internationally. The country was second only to China in the number of children being sent abroad, yet Guatemala had a population of about thirteen and a half million people, roughly one one-hundredth of China’s. Rachel Nolan, in her detailed and heartrending first book, Until I Find You: Disappeared Children and Coercive Adoptions in Guatemala, uses years of research to show the way that a country destabilized by war can invite merciless profiteers to break apart families such as López’s and allow others overseas to reconfigure them according to their own desires. For the three decades between 1977 and 2007, Guatemala allowed lawyers to match children with foreign families, with minimal oversight from a court. What happened in Guatemala, along with similar scandals in Romania, South Korea, and Peru, inspired the creation of the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption in 1993. The treaty now governs the way more than a hundred countries conduct adoption across national borders.

Halted adoption process leaves Utah woman stuck in Haiti

PROVO, Utah — A Provo, Utah woman said she and several other American families living in Haiti are unable to come back to the United States due to a halted adoption process.

Utah woman in Haiti says adoption authority was ransacked

Erika Charles has been trying to adopt twin 6-year-old girls for as long as they have been alive. A few weeks ago, the country’s central adoption authority was ransacked, which has become an issue for many families trying to adopt Haitian children.

Charles has been living in Haiti for more than a decade. What she said started as a short volunteer stint turned into something long-term.

“I started a mental health organization. I work with a team of Haitian psychologists, and we provide mental health education, mental health advocacy awareness, as well as direct individual and group support to Haitians throughout the country,” she said.

Halted adoption process leaves Utah woman stuck in Haiti




PROVO, Utah — A Provo, Utah woman said she and several other American families living in Haiti are unable to come back to the United States due to a halted adoption process.

Utah woman in Haiti says adoption authority was ransacked

Al 134 meldingen over mogelijke onregelmatigheden bij adopties | De Standaard Mobile (Already 134 reports about possible irregularities in adoptions | The Standard Mobile)

134 people have already come forward with questions about their adoption. Some adoptions date back sixty or more years. About twenty reports concern adoptions after 2000.

In the past, several signals were given of possible irregularities in the adoption of Ethiopian children who came to Belgium between 1997 and 2015, after mediation by the adoption agency Ray of Hope.

In November last year it was confirmed that in some cases reality had been ignored. Researchers who traveled to the country on behalf of Flemish Minister of Welfare Hilde Crevits (CD&V) and examined twelve adoption files found that in at least one case parents had not consciously given their child up for adoption. This was no surprise to some adoptive parents and adoptees: they had already discovered it themselves.

Following these initial results, the minister launched a broad appeal: anyone who had questions about their own adoption or that of their child could report them. 134 people have already done that.

This concerns reports of adoptions dating back to the 1960s and 1950s, as well as adoptions from after 2000. There are 21 countries of origin.

Firsthand: Born in S'pore & adopted by US couple, woman, 27, now searching for father she never knew

Growing up, it was never a secret Bailey McNamee was adopted.

Her family are blonde-haired, blue-eyed Caucasians. She has brown eyes, brown hair, and brown skin.


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Je wordt als wees geadopteerd in een Westers land en ontdekt pas jaren later dat je officiële papieren niet kloppen. Je was helemaal geen wees en je biologische ouders zijn ook nu nog in leven… Rani, ontvoerd als kind, getuigt over de kinderhandel door de katholieke kerk in India. De Nederlandse Marcia, slachtoffer van adoptiefraude, legt met haar organisatie corruptie bloot in Colombia en zorgt hiermee voor een schokgolf in België. Journalist Kurt ontmaskert met gevaar voor eigen leven een netwerk van Congolese kinderhandel.


Kerala govt sets up new norms to tackle birth certificate duplication for adopted children

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: To avoid duplication in the birth registration of adopted children in more than one local self-government institution, the state government has asked the families to initiate steps to cancel the registration done before permanently registering the birth within the limits of the LSG in which they reside.

The government had earlier given permission to families that adopted children to register the birth in the LSG where they reside, after submitting an application in the registration unit in which they are included. However, it led to duplication of birth certificates as some births were registered in the same local self-government institution.

Given the situation, the women and child welfare department had asked the State Birth and Death Registrar to take necessary steps to avoid duplication. Considering the demand of the women and child welfare department, the government in a circular issued on March 10, asked the parents of adopted children to cancel the birth registration done in the LSG where the adopted family also intended to register the birth with new permanent address.

The institutions that keep the children till adoption usually register the birth of children with the local self -government and give their address as the place of residence. The adopted family should submit an application to the Birth and Death Registrar in the LSG in which they live to cancel the birth registration done earlier.

Friends of murdered mom adopting her kids 10 years later

Ten years after a woman was killed by her estranged husband in her Loudoun County home, two of the victim’s closest friends, who took in her five children, were finally able to start adoption proceedings.

Michelle Castillo was in the midst of a bitter divorce and custody battle with IT executive Braulio Castillo when she was found dead March 20, 2014. Her husband was convicted in her death and sentenced to life in prison.

In 2010, Michelle Castillo signed a legal document naming David and Stephanie Meeker guardians of her children should something happen.

“We promised that we would take care of the kids, and so in the beginning, not knowing what we didn’t know, we just took the kids and loved them anyway and felt like this was the right thing to do,” Stephanie Meeker said. “We’re just going to let them stay here and figure it out.”

It was just the beginning of a legal odyssey as they began to raise the kids as their own within the foster care system. The oldest Castillo child was in college; the others ranged in age from 3 to 11.