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

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

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

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    Protecting Children and Uniting Families Across Borders for 92 years

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    Protecting Children and Uniting Families Across Borders for 92 years

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    Protecting Children and Uniting Families Across Borders for 92 years

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

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

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ISS launches "Responding to illegal adoptions: A professional handbook"

Worldwide, more than half a million children have been adopted abroad and have become
adults. Today, many of them are searching for their origins, history, biological parents or extended family. At times, these searches can lead to findings of illegal practices.

International Social Service (ISS) with a group of experts, launches this resource for professionals working with individuals affected by an illegal adoption, offering hope from an otherwise gloomy reality. Responding to illegal adoptions: A professional handbook is structured around four main Chapters, each focusing on the potential responses available to a finding of an illegal adoption from a specific standpoint: legal, psychosocial, social and political. Personal testimonies are woven into the Chapters, highlighting the harsh reality, challenges and achievements of those most affected. Likewise, multiple promising practices illustrating initiatives to address potential difficulties successfully, creatively and sustainably, are provided.

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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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