Adoption of Orphans Program And Adoption Software
The orphan adoption software that we will have for governments will do away with the ambiguity, and will bring inter-country continuity, and order out of chaos. We will make a difference.
Over the past 30 years, the number of families from wealthy countries wanting to adopt children from other countries has grown substantially.
At the same time, lack of regulation and oversight, particularly in the countries of origin, coupled with the potential for financial gain, has spurred the growth of an industry around adoption where profit, rather than the best interests of children, takes center stage. Abuses include the sale and abduction of children, coercion of parents and bribery.
Many countries around the world have recognized these risks, and have ratified the Hague Convention on Inter-Country Adoption. UNICEF strongly supports this international legislation, which is designed to put into action the principles regarding inter-country adoption which are contained in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. These include ensuring that:
- Adoption is authorized only by competent authorities,
- Inter-country adoption enjoys the same safeguards and standards which apply in national adoptions, and
- Inter-country adoption does not result in improper financial gain for those involved in it.
These provisions are meant first and foremost to protect children, but also have the positive effect of providing assurance to prospective adoptive parents.