Dec 22, 2021
CAW Invites adoptees: Mirjam - Part 2
In this 2nd episode we are welcoming Mirjam, a Chilean adoptee, again to continue her story.
She was adopted to the Netherlands which appears to be one of the very first to be adopted in 1972 from Chile. Her very religious adoptive parents were found not to be fit to adopt by the Dutch Child Protection authorities. However through various private Limburg Catholic orders, they still managed to get around the system and were able to adopt her.
In the search for her roots, Mirjam connected with the International Social Services (ISS) who advised her to connect with a Dutch nun and her sister, who was in charge of an orphanage in Santiago de Chile and that they also could help with family reunions. After a sum of money was paid, the Dutch nun agreed to help her and connected her to a family in Chile.
20 years later through DNA it appears that the family she was connected to, was not her biological family…
In this second part of her podcast, she explains about her ongoing fight for justice.
NOTE: The podcast language is in DUTCH