Permanency Is Not Enough: Children Need the Nurturing Parents Found in International Adoption

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Permanency Is Not Enough: Children Need the Nurturing Parents Found in International Adoption

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dc.contributor.author Bartholet, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-18T23:02:32Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Elizabeth Bartholet, Permanency Is Not Enough: Children Need the Nurturing Parents Found in International Adoption, 55 New York Law School Law Review 781 (2010/2011). en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4891646
dc.description.abstract Permanency in the form that truly serves children’s best interests will often be found only in international adoption. Permanency in dysfunctional birth families, or in institutions or typical foster care, does not provide the nurturing parenting children require. This article focuses on the strategic thinking needed to advance international adoption as a solution for more of the world’s unparented children. It urges that we who believe in such adoption recognize the crisis today, but at the same time maintain belief in the future. International adoption is consistent with many important globalization trends – international trade and commerce, emigration and immigration, intermarriage between people from different racial, ethnic, and national groups. The article urges further that the relatively small and fragile group of adoption advocates work together, and reach out to new groups, including church organizations committed to the importance of providing true families for children. But at the same time it urges that they not compromise on principles key to child well-being, but fight for children’s right to international adoptive homes and their related right to early, permanent, and nurturing parenting, and reject the false romanticism surrounding birth and national heritage. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dash.license OAP
dc.title Permanency Is Not Enough: Children Need the Nurturing Parents Found in International Adoption en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
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dc.relation.journal New York Law School Law Review en_US
dash.depositing.author Bartholet, Elizabeth
dc.date.available 2011-05-18T23:02:32Z

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