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The best interest of the child at the heart of the adoption process: expert consultation of practitioners

10 Mar 2009
UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre is hosting an expert consultation on domestic and inter-country adoption from 19 to 20 March. Practitioners and experts from all over the world will convene in Florence to debate if and how the international juridical system can guarantee the best interest of the child in adoption procedures.

The first two days of the meeting will be dedicated to highlight best practices in domestic and inter-country adoption, addressing issues such as personal adoptability of the child, matching, adoptive eligibility of prospective adoptive parents, post adoption sevices and ethical and professional guiding principles.

The third day will be devoted to present the main trends at international level, and will address issues such as Is adoption the appropriate decision?, adoption in Europe, the best interest of the child in post adoption.
Some recommendations for better practices in domestic and inter-country adoption are expected as an outcome of the meeting.