SLOPB is an international NGO registered as a charity organization in the Netherlands. SLOPB is registered with NGO Affairs Bureau, under the Prime Minister’s Office of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. SLOPB is also registered with the office of the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms under the Societies Registration Act-1860.
The Weijters family of the Netherlands adopted Abdul Motalib Howlader, son of Yaqub Ali Howlader, from the village of Dhulia, Bauphal Upazila, Bangladesh, at the age of 6 in the year 1977. Motalib belonged to a very poor family and evidently went through severe hardships during his time in post independent Bangladesh. The Weijters family being very affluent brought him up with all provisions of civic life within their family. Motalib grew up and studied in the Netherlands. After completing his studies and working in the hotel management, he and his partner Ingrid decided to track down his biological family. They thought his family had led a difficult life, if they were still alive, during the years Motalib lived in the Netherlands. Motalib's thoughts were confirmed when he found his biological family in very poor conditions, after 17 years.