Maureen Welscher

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Maureen Welscher (1966) is a Dutch journalist who writes human interest stories for consumer magazines about health, pregnancy and childlessness. She is a specialist in adoption. and wrote three books about this subject: In conversation with adopted adolescents, Round trip ticket to your roots and Home in two countries. She and her husband adopted two children from Taiwan: Luc (15) and Annemei (18).

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2018/05/16 | Maureen Welscher

Rianne's Story: Finding Unconditional Love

Rianne, 20, first traveled from the Netherlands to Taiwan to meet her biological family face-to-face in 2016. She had already established Facebook contact for a couple of years, leading to a feeling of genuine kinship.

2018/05/16 | Maureen Welscher

Emma's Story: Surprising Encounters, Painful Departures

Emma, 27, now sees Taiwan as her second home. At the age of 20 she visited for the first time and since then she has returned every year.