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Thanks for stopping by! Whatever Things Are True covers politics, policy, and parenting in international adoption. Too often, the way we talk about international adoption reminds me of that old fable about The Blind Men and the Elephant – we tend to confuse one small part of the animal for the whole beast. Although I’m the mother of three via international adoption, I try to take a child-centered approach to adoption issues. I hope you’ll stick around and share your thoughts, too.

For More About International Adoption

  • All the Social Orphans
    Suffolk University Law Professor Sara Dillon on International Children's Rights and Social Orphan Policy
  • Center for Adoption Policy
    Center for Adoption Policy provides research, analysis, advice and education to practitioners and the public about current legislation and practices governing ethical domestic and intercountry adoption in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa.
  • Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute
    Educates federal policy makers about the need for adoption reform, and coordinates efforts of policy makers and public groups to improve the lives of children.
  • Harvard Law School Child Advocacy Program
    The Child Advocacy Program (CAP) at Harvard Law School is committed to advancing children's interests through facilitating productive interaction between academia and the world of policy and practice, and through training generations of students to contribute in their future careers to law reform and social change.
  • Joint Council on International Children's Services
    Adoption advocacy organization comprised of adoption agencies.

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December 09, 2011

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Thanks for posting this, Sharon, and for digging through the Unicef site to verify the statistics. It's frustrating to learn no mention was made of domestic or international adoption as part of the solution for children left orphaned by the AIDS crisis.

Sharon

Hi Levery,

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I think the disconnect for many people is the difference between UNICEF's stated policy positions on adoption and their actions. Hopefully all reasonable people agree that we should be strengthening communities and families so that more bio families have the means to stay together. However, in cases where children can't be reunited with bio family, in practice, UNICEF seems to favor institutional and foster care over any form of adoption (domestic or international), which I believe is not in the interest of children who need permanent homes.

Levery

I do not disagree with a single point that UNICEF is making. I consider it to be far as to call the position that UNICEF is taking “radical” and “against orphans.

Jessica

Thanks for posting this, Sharon, and for digging through the Unicef site to verify the statistics. It's frustrating to learn no mention was made of domestic or international adoption as part of the solution for children left orphaned by the AIDS crisis.

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