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2010

David M. Smolin

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Child Laundering And The Hague Convention On Intercountry Adoption: The Future And Past Of Intercountry Adoption, David M. Smolin Jan 2010

Child Laundering And The Hague Convention On Intercountry Adoption: The Future And Past Of Intercountry Adoption, David M. Smolin

David M. Smolin

The United States ratification of the 1993 Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption became effective April 1, 2008, amidst a context of declining numbers of intercountry adoptions and increasing media attention to corruption and child trafficking in the intercountry adoption system. There is a need to sort out the connections between these events, and chart a course for the future. This article includes an extensive discussion of the work of preparation of the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption. The article demonstrates that concerns with child trafficking in the intercountry adoption system were a central impetus to the creation of the Convention. …