DIRECTORATE GENERAL FOR INTERNAL POLICIES
POLICY DEPARTMENT C: CITIZENS' RIGHTS ANDCONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS
JUSTICE, FREEDOM AND SECURITY
INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION INTHE EUROPEAN UNION
The main purpose of the report consists of proposing an up-datedcomparative vision in the field of intercountry adoptions at Europeanlevel, in particular following an interdisciplinary perspective able to giveadequate consideration both to social and legal aspects involved. Inparticular, the research envisages two different levels of analysis: adocumentary analysis based mainly on a statistical profile of thephenomenon within EU countries followed by a review of thefundamental international and European instruments that actuallyregulate the international adoption system and a survey that will berealized specifically at national level. The study led to some concreteproposal for the interventions of EU level and national policy-makers aswell as representatives of civil society directed to harmonize the differentnational rules and experiences and to create a European adoptionsystem.
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