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The “Quiet Migration”: Is Intercountry Adoption a Successful Intervention in the Lives of Vulnerable Children?

Misca, Gabriela ORCID: (2014) The “Quiet Migration”: Is Intercountry Adoption a Successful Intervention in the Lives of Vulnerable Children? Family Court Review, 52 (1). pp. 60-68. ISSN Online: 1744-1617

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Practitioner’s Keypoints

Based on the reviewed research findings, this paper supports the following arguments:

· overall, children adopted internationally can and do thrive in their adoptive countries;

· such success is guaranteed by the high commitment of adoptive parents and the availability of post-adoption support services;

· there is, however, a lack of evidence-based practice relating to interventions best suited to the needs of these children post-international adoption;

· following a globally standardised process and strict protocols may help alleviate illicit activity in international adoptions;

· existing guidelines must be tightened to ensure that children are the central focus in intercountry adoption and that their development is not affected by cross-border movement.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: inter-country adoption, child development, post-adoption support, law
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Psychology
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Depositing User: Gabriela Misca
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2014 13:37
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2020 09:24

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