Intercountry adoptions prevent institutionalization but may erode children's rights to their families and cultural heritage. Family group conferencing offers a culturally adaptable intervention that looks for domestic solutions before turning to out-of-country placements. Guatemalan social work education offers a hospitable environment in which to promote its extension to adoptions.
- Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption
- Marshall Islands
- child welfare
- family group conferencing
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Sociology and Political Science