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ISS/IRC Code COM-INTL-ADOPT ENG-016
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Title The History and Causes of Intercountry Adoptions in a "Receiving Country"
Author EISENBLATTER Peter
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Date published/issue 04-00-1992
Date received 00-00-0000
Place published PHILIPPINES
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Publisher Terre des Hommes Germany
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Page 16 p
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Type of material Monograph
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Country concerned GERMANY
Index State-receiving
Sale
Adoption-intercountry
Disabled
Legislation-adoption
Meetings
Traffick
Abandonment
Child-interest
Free text Address by Dr. Peter Eisenblatter, from Terre des hommes, Germany presented to the Symposium on Protecting Children's Rights in Intercountry Adoptions and Preventing Trafficking and Sale of Children (Philippines, April 1992). The author analyses the motives that push prospective adoptive parents to look for children in the third world, while sometimes ignoring the best interests of the children they adopt. Intercountry adoption seen as a recent mass movement which has created a situation of trafficking in "adoptable" children. Examples from the situation in Germany. The solution seen in a change in attitudes towards the problems of abandonment and the tightening up of laws governing adoption both in the countries of origin and in the receiving countries.

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