General Secretariat

Protecting Children and Uniting Families Across Borders for 94 years

Resources for adoptees and/or prospective adoptive parents

 

 ISS GuideOrigins ENG

This Guide is in the continuity of the Guide Intercountry adoption and its risks - A guide for prospective adopters: detailing and providing with concrete information on each and every stage of a search for origins process. Specifically, all phases are presented through a bipartite structure. On the one hand, the signals that adopted persons might encounter on their way. On the other hand, the danger signals are punctually complemented with the questions that adopted persons need to ask themselves, the central authorities or their accredited body to avoid risks.

Available in English, French and Spanish.

 Guide-Anglais

The Guide is a tool that takes prospective adoptive parents through the whole procedure, providing them with concrete information on each and every stage. Specifically, all phases are presented through a bipartite structure: on one hand, the signals that PAPs might encounter on their way and that indicate risks for potential malpractice. On the other hand, the danger signals are punctually complemented with the questions that PAPs need to ask themselves, the central authorities or their accredited body to avoid risks. Through this practical approach, the booklet provides parents with concrete advice on what to expect throughout the process and it concurrently offers them the possibility to acquire a correct perspective, the "protection angle" that is needed to ensure that intercountry adoption takes places solely in the child's best interest.

Available in English, French and Spanish.

Publication for sale in English, French, Spanish and Dutch CHF 10.-