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Intercountry Adoption and Poverty: A Human Rights Analysis
Capital University Law Review (2007)
  • David M. Smolin

This Article explores the question of whether intercountry adoption is an effective, appropriate, or ethical response to poverty in developing nations. As a matter of methodology, this fundamental question of adoption ethics is explored through the lens of international human rights law. This Article specifically argues that, where the birth parents live under or near the international poverty standard of $1 per day, family preservation assistance must be provided or offered as a condition precedent for accepting a relinquishment that would make the child eligible for intercountry adoption.

  • intercountry adoption,
  • poverty,
  • human rights
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This article will shortly be published as: David Smolin, Intercountry Adoption and Poverty: A Human Rights Analysis, 36 Cap. U. L. Rev. 413 (2007).
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David M. Smolin. "Intercountry Adoption and Poverty: A Human Rights Analysis" Capital University Law Review Vol. 36 (2007)
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