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CONTENTS GLOSSARY

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ETHICS AND ADOPTION

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ADOPTION AND CHILD PROTECTION

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1.

BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILD

2.

PARTICIPATION OF THE CHILD

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3.

ADOPTION AND THC-1993

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4.

COMPREHENSIVE POLICY ON CHILD PROTECTION IN THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

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5.

RESPECT OF THE DOUBLE PRINCIPLE OF SUBSIDIARITY

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6.

THE TIME PARADOX

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THE CHILD IN THE ADOPTION PROCESS

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7.

PREPARATION OF THE CHILD

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8.

MEDICO-PSYCHO-SOCIAL AND LEGAL ADOPTABILITY OF THE CHILD

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9.

ADOPTABILITY OF CHILDREN WITH ‘SPECIAL NEEDS’ AND NON DISCRIMINATION

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ENVIRONMENT OF ORIGIN OF THE ADOPTABLE CHILD

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10.

CONSENT OF THE PARENTS OF ORIGIN: GRANTING CONDITIONS AND ALTERNATIVES

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11.

DECISION-MAKING ABILITIES OF THE PEOPLE IN CHARGE OF THE CHILD

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12.

ADOPTION AND CULTURAL SPECIFICITIES

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PROSPECTIVE ADOPTIVE PARENTS IN THE ADOPTION PROCESS

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13.

MEDICO-PSYCHO-SOCIAL AND LEGAL ASSESSMENT OF THE PAPS AND SELECTION

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AGE OF THE PAPs 18

15.

SINGLE PEOPLE

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16.

SAME-SEX COUPLES

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17.

PREPARATION OF THE PAPs 20

THE PARENT-CHILD MEETING

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18. MATCHING

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19.

TRAVEL BY THE PROSPECTIVE PARENTS

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20.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD FOR COHABITATION

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21.

RELOCATION OF THE CHILD: DEPARTURE FROM THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

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22.

RELOCATION OF THE CHILD: ARRIVAL IN THE RECEIVING COUNTRY

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INSTITUTIONAL ADOPTION STAKEHOLDERS

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23.

INVOLVEMENT OF MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PROFESSIONAL TEAMS

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24.

CENTRAL AUTHORITY

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25.

AAB AUTHORISATION/ACCREDITATION AND SUPERVISION SYSTEM

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26.

INTERNAL OPERATIONS OF ACCREDITED ADOPTION BODIES

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27.

ROLE OF ADOPTEES AND ADOPTERS AMONG ADOPTION STAKEHOLDERS

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28.

DIPLOMATIC REPRESENTATIVES

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ISS Manifesto (English)  

MANIFESTO FOR ETHICAL INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTION

ISS Manifesto (English)  

MANIFESTO FOR ETHICAL INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTION

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