Open dialogue as ethical advisor to the late ambassador H.H. Ms Ambassador Zindzi Mandela at the South African Embassy in Denmark 2015


"Dear Ambassador Mandela, Machiel and Leoné

"Thank you for a fantastic meeting at the Embassy. Thank you for your kindness and warm courtesy.

I hereby send you notes that will benefit our aims, with the focus on the fundamental rights of transnational adoptees. Hopefully you will find them useful."

Leoné Van Niekerk, Philosopher (SA).

"Your International knowledge and education would be very useful in the future. I myself are focued on Ethnic isolation in scandinavia and have worked since 1991 with the issue on positiv identification. Something I am happy to speak more to you about i regard of the Afican adoptees in Denmark."

Machiel Van NieKerk, Political Counsellor at SA Embassy (NED).


-Sustainable global development and long-term help to the most vulnerable children –especially transnational adoptees of other ethnic minority than Danish, who are living in isolation from their biological families and who are at risk, regarding assault, discrimination, racism due to their status as transnational adoptees at various ethnicities.


In regards based on the way we handled children's rights and parenthood in the beginning of the '90, which created the first telephone hotlines for children to prevent violence, sexual abuse and suicide.

Planet Love suggested that it is one of the most powerful instruments we can use in order to create political precedent and attention. We can either via the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund or through private telecommunications companies provide power to the Transnational adopted since, a hotline to their respective embassies in Denmark, can push Adopters, Adoption Companies and Politicians to respect the children's convention.


We aim to create a campaign targeting transnational adopters, adopters for these, as well as Educational institutions, caregivers and teacher at respectively, kindergartens, schools and higher education, as well as the biggest humanitarian organizations representing the interest of transnational. We should also involve adoption organizations in Denmark as well as the medias.

The goal is via Telephone hotlines and secure chat forum to create a persistent and strong protection and counsilportal for transnational adoptees, which ensure the proper legal assistance on morals, ethical and emotional support from educated personal with contact to the country of origin -of the person concerned.

-to ensure compliance with the UN Convention on the rights of the child

-to create a long-term and sustained pressure on the political authorities, who are working to ensure the best interests of the child

-to create an information pamphlet with information on transnational childrens rights, communicated so it adoptered child also can understand their own rights and to act based on this.

-to ensure that both transnational adopters and Adopters information on child rights, and create a 24-hour complaint and support portal as instance by lack of well-being, suspicion of violence or assault, racism or discrimination at home.

-to ensure that transnational children have the same legal rights as Refugee children, and children of immigrants based on their special living conditions.


-Audience, social committee in 2015

* Knowledge and understanding of family, language, health, history and culture conditions - approve the family the child is adopted into, the right to maintain contact with the child through letters, exchanging pictures, visits, etc. as being legal due to refugee children's rights in relation to foster care.

* Economic compensation to adopted before 1990 loss of identity and violence and betray by ethnic isolation. The UN World Declaration of Human Rights, Article 12:

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference.

* Advice and mediation and life-PAS (support) system to all parties in the adoption triangle.

The UN World Declaration, Article 5:"No one shall be subjected to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment".

It is inhuman to grow up in ethnic isolation, without the possibility of positive identification, is it not shameful not to be honored in his own terms. Becoming deprive language and mother tongue?. –Planet Love

* Protection of rights by the governing and decision-making councils, committees and authorities.

* Binding and mutual implementation and ratification of the UN Convention.

* Economic aid and Section 5 (immediate exit visa) to travel back to the country of origin + financial support measures, so that the biological parents from other countries to visit and maintain contact with children in Denmark. So that adoptees can provide support and funeral expenses to the biological parents, the contact haves, without the risk of losing public services, as well as work in the private sector.

* Dual Citizenship - also for descendants of adoption.

Denmark needs a adoption council which puts pressure on the implementation and enforcement of the UN's human rights and child convention.

PLANET LOVE Audience, social committee in 2015

Denmark need adoption council:

1 Ensemble analysis is flawed

2 missing biological parent's voice

3 missing adoptees voice

4 We feel betrayed by the Analyses made by the Appeals Board "status on the lives of transnational adoptees" misguided and full of flaws

Infertility essential in adoptions recognition:

1 Why do we fine for their infertility PAS system for adopters (childless therapy / taboo)

1 our lives with the consequences of their choices and A 'choice

2 For biological parents

3 For adoptees

Compliance with the UN human rights records / Child Convention:

1, we will not stand anymore, we demand influence now,

2 our legal rights and patent applications are already exceeded

3 Biological parents – are never mentioned in the debate

4 Transnational adoptees - ethnic isolation

Adoption council

1 Want to avoid scandals in the future

2 A committee with bio. Adopt. and Adoptees

3 As consultants

4 must be represented at the Appeals Board, the Social Committee to make sure, that all transnational adoptees are protected by the UN Childs convention.


1 Greatest initiative and invitation to cooperation

2 exclusive information which can not be found elsewhere

3 The authentic voice of transnational adoptees

The adoption industry and the adoption system as it appears in its current form violates a large number of very basic human rights as described in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. All people are entitled to rights. The goal is to make Denmark a pioneering country for a new and up-to-date adoption system with respect and dignity for all people. Many families are torn apart by adoption. A new law will ensure help for the reunification of close family members who have been separated, as well as help vulnerable families stay together. 


The authentic voice of adoption.

Support concert under the theme: All children are entitled to rights. To create an adoption conference under the theme: Clear speech about the price of adoption Purpose: Compliance with the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

Platform for adoption's "authentic voice" which is represented by the vulnerable families, adoptees, adopters, biological parents and everyone with an interest in the child's welfare and compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

To collect testimony about adoption for educational material and a publicly recognized Adoption Council, with representatives from all relevant forums, whose expertise can be asserted through usual channels of influence. 

To create recognition of the area of ​​adoption as a supportable area of ​​human rights with direct influence on legislation.


Adoption is a subject that affects us all. Adoption deals with the close relationship between parents and children. There are other ways to be a parent than by giving birth to the children yourself. Being adoptive parents can in many ways be compared to being parents to the children you have brought into the world yourself, but in other ways it is significantly different and far more demanding than being biological parents. Adoption has always been perceived as a humanitarian act that aimed to give children the opportunity for a better life than the one they were born into. 

A beautiful thought in its purest form, but anything but beautiful if it also implies a degradation of the child's original family, a degradation of the child's family, is in the nature of the matter at the same time a degradation of the child himself. The established adoption system is largely based on social and global inequality. Many will probably think that it is utopian to change a system that is so ingrained - but where there's a will, there's a way. 

This event is not for you who want to let yourself be limited, but for you who are willing to see possibilities. Just over a year ago, four Ethiopian women turned up at the Danish embassy in Addis Ababa in their desperation at having been robbed of their children, who had been sold for adoption in Denmark. Just one of many grisly revelations in the area of ​​adoption, which led to the then Minister of Social Affairs demanding a Comprehensive Analysis be put in place. An overall analysis, which unfortunately has great difficulty living up to its name - as the analysis is predominantly based on the adopters' perspective on adoption, to a lesser extent on the adoptees' perspective, while the parents who have lost or are in danger of losing their children to adoption is not included in the analysis at all.

In recent years, an endless series of scandals have emerged – forgery of papers, stolen children, kidnapped children, child trafficking, child harvesters, etc. None of us can benefit from that. What are the ups and downs of all this, what is good about adoption and what has gone wrong. All children have the right to know their family connection, history, culture and legal rights. Up to a million children have been since the Second World War adopted from one country to another. Many do not know their biological families as their papers falsified or lost during the process. Many never get the opportunity to recover information from their original family and foundation.

 Today, far from enough is being done for the adopted, adopters and biological parents' rights in Denmark. We are not yet a legally recognized group and therefore have no legal rights in relation to our special life conditions - we will change that. Therefore, right now we are calling on the adoption system to take the legal security of all involved parties seriously and create documentation and testimony based on the authentic voice of adoption, as well as a conference for the future requirements for the adoption system. In 2004 alone, over 45,000 children were adopted both globally and in Denmark. If we don't do something now, thousands of biological parents risk losing their children to adoption again as part of many donor and recipient countries' economic growth strategies as well as the need to meet the need of the childless to receive children. UN Children's Rights is up for renegotiation Organizations are currently putting pressure on the government to comply with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

Many adoptees live with the consequences of violating the Convention on the Rights of the Child. - especially foreign children - risk being brought to Denmark via child trafficking if we do not act now and defend the children and adults who still need our support. Together we can change the legislation to safeguard the rights of both Danish and international adoptees: 

The Ministry of Social Affairs has just held a dialogue meeting regarding The overall adoption analysis has been published and many of the grassroots movements present can agree that the analysis was flawed and incorrect. We want to have the authority to shape the basis on which the Danish Appeals Board obtains and collects knowledge by securing that the testimony of the group of adoptees and adopters as well as biological parents is included in the context of concrete legislation as authentic expert knowledge.