Source: Switzerland – Department of Justice and Police
Headline: Adoptions from Sri Lanka: the Federal Council regrets the negligence of the authorities
As it noted at its meeting on 11 December, the Federal Council acknowledges and regrets the Swiss authorities’ failure to prevent adoptions from Sri Lanka until the 1990s despite strong indications of, in some cases, serious irregularities. Persons adopted in Switzerland at that time should therefore be given greater support in their search for their origins. The Federal Council will also critically examine the current adoption procedure.