Understanding Intercountry Adoption in the Era of the Hague Convention

by Jean Nelson-Erichsen



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/14/2007

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 102
ISBN : 9780595402069
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 102
ISBN : 9780595845828

About the Book

Inside the Adoption Agency provides a glimpse inside the fascinating world of international adoption and explains the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, which is revolutionizing a process that was previously uncontrolled and marred by scandal.

"Jean Erichsen gives order to the often overwhelming mix of foreign and domestic requirements and provides the reader with many heart-warming and humorous moments as well."
-Laura Kalish, attorney

"Jean Erichsen has a lively and entertaining style of writing that makes this book hard to put down."
-Sandra Carlson, LCSW

"What I really appreciated about this book was how clearly it spelled out the total dependence of agencies and adoptive parents on the whims of the host countries."
-Ruth Arnold, adoptive parent

"This fascinating book will give the reader a renewed appreciation of the dedication and hard work by which trustworthy adoption professionals arrange for homeless children overseas to join their new American families. The Erichsens' unique historical perspective provides an understanding of why the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption will be coming into effect in this decade, in an effort to insure sound adoption agency practices with well prepared adoptive parents."
-Deborah McCurdy, founder and supervisor of social work, Beacon Adoption Center

"Jean Erichsen is one of the leading pioneers of intercountry adoption. Part history lesson and part "how-to guide," this book provides valuable insights and information from someone who has witnessed and shaped intercountry adoption practice for the past twenty-five years."
-Thomas Atwood, President and CEO, National Council For Adoption

About the Author

Jean Nelson Erichsen, MA, LBSW, is a co-founder of the first international adoption agency based in Texas. Erichsen and her husband, Heino R. Erichsen, have also participated in U.S. State Department Study Groups for the Hague Convention and the proposal of the Treaty at the Hague, Holland.