Acceptance as a legitimate child following a court decision in consequence of the application of a couple or single person who wishes to adopt the child, or under The Hague Adoption Convention of 1993...
Obtaining the Dutch nationality by adoptionOther
Obtaining the Dutch nationality by non-Dutch children whose adoption is granted by a Dutch, Netherlands Antillean or Aruban judge, who have at least one Dutch adoption parent.
Step parent adoptionOther
Adoption of a child by a couple of whom one of the partners is the legal or biological parent of the child.
CBS studies well-being of people with inter-country adoption backgroundsArticles
In recent years, people who have been adopted from abroad have regularly reported that things went wrong during the adoption process.
CBS introducing new population classification by originArticles
In 2022, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) will adopt a different approach when publishing data on people currently referred to as having a western or non-western migration background. Greater emphasis will...
Obtaining the Dutch nationalityOther
Obtaining the Dutch nationality by recognition, adoption, option and naturalisation (individual or co-naturalisation).
Twice as many naturalisations in 2020Articles
Last year, 49 thousand persons became naturalised citizens of the Netherlands, which is almost double the number in 2019.
Procedure in a civil case where a judge may grant a legal provision to the applicants, such as adoption or guardianship, but also in the case of a divorce started with a petition and ending with an order.
Almost 3.5 bn euros in goods exported to the Baltic statesArticles
In 2021, the Netherlands exported nearly 3.5 billion euros in goods to the countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. This means the volume of exports to the Baltic region is roughly half that of exports...
Statistics Netherlands identifies links between SDGs and circular economyArticles
How do the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the circular economy interact with each other?
New classification of population by originPublications
Overview of new population classification based on country of birth, i.e. the Netherlands or a foreign country classified into continents. Replacing the former classification based on migration background...
Greenhouse gas emissions 2.1 percent higher in 2021Articles
In 2021, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions showed a year-on-year increase of 2.1 percent. This means that the sharp reduction of emissions in 2020 did not continue.
Number of adopted children nearly reduced by halfArticles
In recent years, fewer children were adopted in the Netherlands. Over the period 2004-2008, the number of adoptions was almost reduced by half.
Agricultural exports exceeded 100 billion euros in 2021Articles
Exports of agricultural goods are estimated to have reached 104.7 billion euros in 2021, setting a new record.
More people adopt healthier lifestyleArticles
In recent years, the Dutch have adopted a more healthy lifestyle. The percentage of smokers and heavy drinkers has marginally declined.
Linking ICT related Innovation Adoption and ProductivityArticles
E-business systems are increasingly considered as important examples of ICT related innovations embodied in software applications, the adoption of which is essential for capturing the fruits of several...
More than 55 thousand children adopted since 1956Articles
Since the introduction of adoption legislation in 1956, more than 55 thousand children have been adopted in the Netherlands.
Children adopted from China perform better in secondary educationArticles
Statistics Netherlands announced today that children adopted from China perform better at school than non-adopted children; 15-year-old children with a Chinese background more often attend pre-university...
Number of adopted children reduced by half since 2004Articles
Last year, 672 children were adopted by Dutch parents, approximately as many as in 2009, but considerably fewer than in record year 2004, when 1,378 children were adopted.
Adoption partner's child mainly occurs in female same-sex couplesArticles
The number of child adoptions by partners is nearly four times as high as in 2000. This is predominantly due to so-called partner adoptions in female same-sex couples.