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The rights of the child in domestic and intercountry adoption – Ethical principles and guidelines for action

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ISS, International Social Services

To mark the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the International Social Service has prepared this document, which deals with both internal and intercountry adoption. While certain principles and practices referred to relate more to intercountry adoption, it is the protection of the child that must continue to be the primary concern in both areas. The document presents a set of ethical principles and practice guidelines to protect the welfare of children in domestic and intercountry adoptions and provides a reference for best practices on behalf of families and children subject to foster care and adoption.

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