International Adoption in the European Union

16-03-2009

The main purpose of the report consists of proposing an up-dated comparative vision in the field of intercountry adoptions at European level, in particular following an interdisciplinary perspective able to give adequate consideration both to social and legal aspects involved. In particular, the research envisages two different levels of analysis: a documentary analysis based mainly on a statistical profile of the phenomenon within EU countries followed by a review of the fundamental international and European instruments that actually regulate the international adoption system and a survey that will be realized specifically at national level. The study led to some concrete proposal for the interventions of EU level and national policy-makers as well as representatives of civil society directed to harmonize the different national rules and experiences and to create a European adoption system.

The main purpose of the report consists of proposing an up-dated comparative vision in the field of intercountry adoptions at European level, in particular following an interdisciplinary perspective able to give adequate consideration both to social and legal aspects involved. In particular, the research envisages two different levels of analysis: a documentary analysis based mainly on a statistical profile of the phenomenon within EU countries followed by a review of the fundamental international and European instruments that actually regulate the international adoption system and a survey that will be realized specifically at national level. The study led to some concrete proposal for the interventions of EU level and national policy-makers as well as representatives of civil society directed to harmonize the different national rules and experiences and to create a European adoption system.

Εξωτερικός συντάκτης

Report coordinated by Istituto degli Innocenti, Florence ; Texts by: Erika Bernacchi, Federico Brogi, Isabelle Lammerant, Femmie Juffer, Enrico Moretti, Raffaella Pregliasco, Peter Selman, Elena Urso, Angelo Vernillo ; National Reports by: Julia Andrasi, Pia Brandsnes, Kenneth Grech, Paulo Guerra, Peter Guran, Gill Haworth, Alfonso Marina Hernado, Andres Julle, Heinz Kindler, Kaarina Koskela, Aleksandra Kowalczyk, Jacques Kuentziger, Ninetta Lambrini-Zoi, Alina Mahera, Andreja Crnac Meglic, Laure Néliaz, Stéphanie Pino, Sandra Roe, Maria Rossidou, Elisabet Sandberg, Helmut Sax, Odeta Tarvydiene, Velina Todorova, Angelo Vernillo, Anneke Vinke