Episode 4: Navigating the Holidays for Adoptive Families

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.

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