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    Every year, the ISS proposes its services to approximately 75'000 families around the world

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    Every year, the ISS proposes its services to approximately 75'000 families around the world

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    Every year, the ISS proposes its services to approximately 75'000 families around the world

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CWLA Award to ISS-USA, May 2015

 

The Branch has received the prestigious 2015 CWLA National Blueprint Champion for Excellence Award. Having demonstrated an innovation and excellence in the delivery of programs and services to advance improved outcomes for children and youth around the globe.
Julie Rosicky, ISS-USA Executive Director, received the award on April 29th in Arlington, Virginia.

 

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June 8-12, 2015: Fourth Special Commission of the Hague 1993 on Protection of Children and Cooperation in respect of Intercountry Adoption

Held every five years since the inception of the 1993 Hague Convention, sixty-six States parties were in attendance, as well as seven International Organizations, thirty-three NGOs and twenty observers. A unique opportunity for adoption experts in countries of origin and receiving countries, to discuss better co-operation, persisting challenges such as costs and illicit practices, as well as an improved protection of the child.

ISS was represented by a Delegation from its General Secretariat, displaying its expertise through various documents published on the Permanent Bureau website. ISS intervened on children with special needs, the use of new technologies in search of origins. Moreover, ISS had the opportunity to chair a session on openness in adoption.
Most of the ISS interventions were based on the Manifesto on Ethical Intercountry Adoption, formally launched during this meeting.

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