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Seeking the Better Interests of Children with a New International Law of Adoption

67 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2011  

Richard R. Carlson

South Texas College of Law

Date Written: March 17, 2011

Abstract

Intercountry adoption matches children in need with parental aspirations across national borders. Recently, however, intercountry adoption has been the object of intense criticism, some of it constructive, some of it destructive. This article summarizes the spectrum of views from hostile to sanguine, rebuts the most cynical arguments, and builds on the contributions of those who seek to preserve, advance and strengthen intercountry adoption for the sake of the thousands of families it continues to serve around the world.

Keywords: Family Law, Adoption, Intercountry Adoption, International Law

Suggested Citation

Carlson, Richard R., Seeking the Better Interests of Children with a New International Law of Adoption (March 17, 2011). New York Law School Law Review, Vol. 55, No. 1, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1788685

Richard R. Carlson (Contact Author)

South Texas College of Law ( email )

1303 San Jacinto
Houston, TX 77002
713-646-1871 (Phone)

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