Every child has a right to a loving childhood. Children should be able to grow up in the protective environment of a family. For many children, however, this right is not a matter-of-course. Wereldkinderen stands up for the rights and the welfare of vulnerable children in developing countries.
We cooperate with local organisations that prevent that children will end up on the streets or in a home. If it is not possible for a child to grow up with its biological family, then we believe that a local family is a good alternative for a child to stay. If this is not feasible, then we mediate at intercountry adoption.
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We regard adoption as an international child protection measure. Therefore, we seek suitable families for children in the Netherlands. Our leading principle with regard to this, is respect for the origin of a child and for the parents who have given their child up for adoption and for the adoptive parents.
Our vision is in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Hague Adoption Convention.
All our activities are combined in our motto: