Sunday, February 25, 2007

Corruption Item 12: Read International Documents

12) Educate yourself on the International Documents that are applicable to International Adoption:

--"The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)"

--"The Convention on the Rights of the Child Optional Protocol (Sale of Children)"

--"Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption"

--Human Rights documents, including the "Protocol to Prevent, Suppress,and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children,Supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime."

--Educate others in the adoption community and in the general communityabout what these documents say about human rights and adoption, including the fact that they state a hierarchy of care for children.

--Lobby for laws and enforcement that takes these human rights documents seriously.

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