Episode 14: Ethics in International Adoption

On today’s episode, we discuss the very important issue of ethics in international, or intercountry, adoption, beginning with the very basic question: Why does intercountry adoption exist at all? This thoughtful conversation with Spence-Chapin Senior Director of International Adoption & Humanitarian Aid, Lauren Jiang, and Senior Director of Legal & Compliance, Chelsea Guffy, explores the subsidiarity principle, Hague-Accreditation, the importance of family preparation and training, and so much more. Resources provided in the episode include: adoption.state.gov; the book The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family by Karyn Purvis, et al; Creating a Family at www.creatingafamily.org; The National Council for Adoption at www.adoptioncouncil.org; The Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity at www.iaame.net; and www.spence-chapin.org.