Two parents deceased

The number of 330 underage children referred to in this article tallies with the total number of underage children living in the Netherlands at the end of 2011 who lost both legally recognised parents in the period between 1995 and 2011. Occasionally, the identity of the father or mother is unknown and the legal parent dies. Before the law, the child is defined as an orphan in that case. The total number of underage orphans according to this definition is approximately 1,200.