International Adoption: The Human Rights Position

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dc.contributor.author Bartholet, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-31T16:10:00Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-31T16:10:00Z
dc.identifier.citation This is the pre-peer-reviewed version of the article “International Adoption, The Human Rights Position,” which will be published at Elizabeth Bartholet, International Adoption: The Human Rights Position, 1 Global Policy __ (2010) en
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3228398
dc.description.abstract International adoption is under siege, with the number of children placed dropping each of the last several years, and many countries imposing severe new restrictions. Key forces mounting the attack claim the child human rights mantle, arguing that such adoption denies heritage rights, and often involves abusive practices. Many nations assert rights to hold onto the children born within their borders, and others support these demands citing subsidiarity principles. But children’s most basic human rights, at the heart of the true meaning of subsidiarity, are to grow up in the families that will often be found only in international adoption. These rights should trump any conflicting state sovereignty claims. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dash.license LAA
dc.subject adoption en
dc.subject human rights
dc.subject children
dc.subject child welfare
dc.title International Adoption: The Human Rights Position en
dc.relation.journal Global Policy en

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