Many adoptions took place in the past which did not entirely follow the rules. Sadly this still happens today. This often involves adoptions from abroad. The consequences for those concerned are serious: children who cannot trace their biological parents and feel uprooted, or parents who can longer find their children.

In some cases you can hold the people or organisations responsible for such illegal practices accountable for their actions. Were you illegally adopted as a child and do you want to know whether you can hold the people concerned accountable?

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Prakken d'Oliveira, formerly known as Böhler, is a law firm with expertise and experience in asylum and immigration law, European law, administrative law, international criminal law and human rights. Our lawyers provide advice and conduct procedures before the Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND), the Dutch Review Committee on the Intelligence and Security Services (CTIVD), the District- and Appeals courts, the Administrative Law Division of the Dutch Council of State, the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ), the Human Rights Treaty Bodies of the United Nations (UN), the International Criminal Court (ICC), and other international tribunals.