13 results for tag: International Adoption

Corrupting International Adoption

An interesting article about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act [FCPA] made me think about international adoption agencies and their criminal liability under this federal law. According to the article FCPA, which was enacted in 1977, prohibits bribery of foreign officials. The authors offer this sage advice: In this climate of increased enforcement, it is imperative that firms doing business in foreign markets, both currently and in the future, become familiar with the FCPA. Both the anti-bribery and books-and-records provisions present significant issues for any company doing business abroad. In general terms, the FCPA's anti-bribery provisions ...

XOb (Chinese Adoption Trafficking)

Chinese adoption = human trafficking inside and outside the country according to the NYTimes Link

ExOb (The Dark Side US-India Adoption)

Welcome to the Dark Side of International Adoption as MotherJones exposes US-India child trafficking corruption Link

Express Observation (Federalize International Adoption)

A federal solution to our international adoption child trafficking mess? This article examines the issues Link

Foreign Policy Magazine Exposes International Orphan Myth

Last month, Foreign Policy Magazine ran a hard-hitting expose entitled The Lie We Love. It's premise: "Foreign adoption seems like the perfect solution to a heartbreaking imbalance: Poor countries have babies in need of homes, and rich countries have homes in need of babies. Unfortunately, those little orphaned bundles of joy may not be orphans at all." Finally some truth in advertising. Here's reporter E.J. Graff on the international orphan myth: We all know the story of international adoption: Millions of infants and toddlers have been abandoned or orphaned—placed on the side of a road or on the doorstep of a church, or left parentless due ...

Hague Intercountry Adoption Regulations Released Today

The U.S. Department of State today issued long-awaited proposed regulations to implement legislation which was signed into law nearly three years ago to implement a global treaty that streamlines the international adoption process affecting tens of thousands of children adopted by U.S. citizens each year. The 2000 law, known as the Intercountry Adoption Act, put in place a structure that should provide greater safety, accountability and transparency for adoptive families who seek to adopt children from other nations. The proposed regulations are designed to implement those goals by ensuring that adoption service providers are properly accredited to ...