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International adoption – possible abuses of the institute and the importance of protecting the child’s right to develop cultural identity

Maja Laklija orcid id ; Studijski centar socijalnog rada, Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Hrvatska
Andreja Šagi orcid id

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The aim of this paper is to provide insight in the specific challenges of international adoption, and to point to situations of violation of the rights of the child in the context of international adoption. Although international adoption is used only in circumstances where a child cannot be cared for in a country of origin, in that process abuses of this institute often occur. Especially in times of crisis such as economic and political crises, wars and natural disasters when legal controls are weak. Furthermore, the great challenge facing all international adoptees is the formation of identity as a combination of the cultural heritage of the country of origin and the country they actually live in. How will this process going on depend not only on adoptive parents
and their acceptance of diversity, their willingness to communicate about child history and origin and communication skill they have, but also on the support of the social welfare system, which have an important role in protecting the rights of the child.

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international adoption, the best interests of the child, risks, the identity of the internationally adopted child

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