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Inter-country adoption

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CRC Article = 21
Adoptions where children are brought from one country to live in the country of their adoptive parents. Article 21 of the CRC deals with the safeguards and standards to be ensured by those States Parties that recognize and/or permit the system of adoption as an alternative means of child's care, covering both national adoption and inter-country adoption, and provides thereby that the best interests of the child shall be the paramount consideration. Noteworthy are the United Nations Declaration on Social and Legal Principles relating to the Protection and Welfare of Children, with Special Reference to Foster Placement and Adoption Nationally and Internationally (1986) and the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and International Co-operation in respect of Inter-country adoption (1993).

See also:
Adoption   Judicial review   National adoption   Procedures