FARIDPUR, Aug. 11 (UNB): Rina Van der Meer, who went to the Netherlands with her Dutch foster parents more than two decades ago, has come back in search of her parents. But she is not sure if she will be able to find them after such a long time.
Rina, now (27), accompanied by her Dutch husband Dennis Klaver, returned to her motherland with only little information about her real parents, which may be too inadequate to find them. But she is not giving up hope of what is a very daunting and near impossible task.
Born in 1979 in Faridpur, Rina was given to a local orphanage when she was only six months old. Later, she was sent to another children's home in the capital.
A childless Dutch couple adopted Rina and another girl in 1980 and took them to Leiden in the Netherlands, said an emotional Rina, according to the information given by her foster mother.
The two Bangladeshi girls grew up in the Netherlands knowing the Dutch couple as their own parents. In the meantime, Rina got married to Dennis Klaver.
Learning about her real identity, as disclosed by her foster mother only a few days ago, Rina became desperate to meet her real parents. So she flew in Dhaka on August 3 and came here on August 8.
In a meeting with local journalists, Rina sought everybody's help and cooperation in locating her father, Matiur Rahman who used to live in Faridpur district 27 years back.