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So, where had some of these adopted babies come from? Consider the case of Ana Escobar, a young Guatemalan woman who in March 2007 reported to police that armed men had locked her in a closet in her family’s shoe store and stolen her infant. After a 14-month search, Escobar found her daughter in pre-adoption foster care, just weeks before the girl was to be adopted by a couple from Indiana. DNA testing showed the toddler to be Escobar’s child.
Keys to the Hague Process · The Hague Adoption Convention process provides additional protections to prospective adoptive parents, children, and birth parents. The primary principles of the Hague Adoption Convention include: (1) ensuring that each adoption is in the best interests of the child, and (2) preventing the abduction, the sale of, or traffic of children related to intercountry adoption. The United States strongly supports these principles. Our process for adoptions from Convention countries is aimed at meeting these principles and is governed by the the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 and its implementing regulations. · Adoption service providers must be accredited, temporarily accredited, or approved on a national level in order to provide adoption services in Convention countries. When adopting from a Convention country, prospective adoptive parents will know that their agency or attorney has been evaluated based on comprehensive standards contained in federal regulations. These standards are designed to ensure that adoption agencies and persons operate using sound professional and ethical adoption practices. · Convention procedures “front-load” the immigrant visa petition and visa application processes. The goal of this is to protect children and families by identifying potential problems that could pose a legal bar to the child from entering the United States before the child is adopted by his or her American prospective adoptive parents. This helps ensure that every child who is adopted overseas (or brought to the United States for the purpose of adoption) by U.S. citizen adoptive parents will be able to enter and reside permanently in the United States.
I think its more wide spead than we care to imagine
The Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption is a set of internationally agreed-upon ethical standards for countries involved in international adoption. These standards are designed to protect children, birth parents, and adoptive parents and to prevent child trafficking and other abuses. Any adoption that involves two Hague Convention countries must adhere to the rigorous Hague Convention standards. This also means that any adoption agency or person wishing to facilitate an adoption through two countries that have signed the Hague Convention Treaty must be accredited under Hague Convention standards. This treaty goes into effect in the United States on April 1, 2008.
Originally posted by bigvig316
We have an over abundance of children right here in this country that need to be adopted that people shouldn't adopting kids in Uganda, or China, or some other country.
I don't understand the fascination with adopting a kid from a third world nation. Is it a fad thing where it is fashionable.
If you want to adopt a kid look locally and save a kid here.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
We are adoptive parents of a child from Bolivia.
The orphanage in Bolivia advertises in the local news paper for a whole month - with a picture of the child and information about the child - before allowing adoption. Abandoned children are brought to the orphanages. No one at the orphanages receives any money from the adoptions.
Adoption agency - Villa Hope - Birmingham Alabama.
Your comments are well noted by the way. As you are the first that has adopted, your experience far exceeds the rest of us so far.
Originally posted by bigvig316
Why does there need to be international adoption here in America. We have an over abundance of children right here in this country that need to be adopted that people shouldn't adopting kids in Uganda, or China, or some other country. I don't understand the fascination with adopting a kid from a third world nation. Is it a fad thing where it is fashionable. If you want to adopt a kid look locally and save a kid here.
Originally posted by majestictwo
I am sorry you feel that stars are important here. The truth is as OP I only highlighted the news article I didn’t invent it.
Originally posted by ProfEmeritus
Everything he said about US adoptions is true.