ERIC Number: ED363425
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Child Welfare in Europe. 1993: Implications for Adoption. Report of a Seminar (Brussels, Belgium, March 1993).
Carroll, Jan; Williams, Sarah
In 1992, the first year of the establishment of the European Forum for Child Welfare (EFCW), the European Commission sponsored a seminar on European Community (EC) implications for adoption and fostering. The seminar was organized to enable practitioners, legislators, and policymakers within the EC to start a dialogue on current adoption processes, practices, and procedures, and to establish baselines of information on current practice and procedure within the member states. This report contains seminar presentations, and is divided into the following eight sections: (1) legal aspects and safeguarding the rights of adopted children; (2) approval and preparation of applicants to adopt; (3) matching of child and family; (4) perspectives of adopted children; (5) placement of special needs children; (6) workshop themes and findings; (7) recommendations; and (8) an overview of responses to a questionnaire on European adoption practices. Appendixes include the questionnaire sent to all seminar participants prior to the seminar; a list of participants; the seminar program; information on the Hague Conference on Private International Law; and a preliminary draft convention on international cooperation and protection of children with respect to intercountry adoption. (MM)
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption, Child Welfare, Foreign Countries, Foster Care, International Cooperation, International Law, Legal Responsibility, Placement, Public Policy, Questionnaires
European Forum for Child Welfare, 1 Rue Defacqz, B-1050, Brussels, Belgium (650 BFr, 12.50 British Pounds, includes postage).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium).
Authoring Institution: European Forum for Child Welfare, Brussels (Belgium).