Tradeoffs in Formulating a Consistent National Policy on Adoption

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Tradeoffs in Formulating a Consistent National Policy on Adoption

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dc.contributor.author Hansen, Mary Eschelbach
dc.contributor.author Pollack, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-19T14:06:42Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-19T14:06:42Z
dc.date.created 2006-11-21
dc.date.issued 2006-11-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1961/4982
dc.description Working Paper No. 2006-14. 18 pages. en
dc.description.abstract Just as the courts must consider the tradeoff between the best interest of the child and parental rights in involuntary termination of parental rights, policy on international adoption must consider the tradeoffs between the best interest of the child and the long-term interests of the nation. We argue that countries that suspend international adoptions do not maximize social welfare. A consistent national policy to maximize the well-being of the children and society at large would be to devote resources today to the oversight of international adoption in accord with child protections under the Hague Convention, while at the same time developing a domestic system of care that provides for the physical and developmental needs of orphaned children in the context of permanent families. en
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Economics, American University en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Department of Economics, American University en
dc.subject.other Adoption en
dc.subject.other International adoption en
dc.subject.other Rights of the child en
dc.subject.other Social welfare en
dc.subject.other Termination of parental right en
dc.title Tradeoffs in Formulating a Consistent National Policy on Adoption en
dc.type Working Paper en


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