ÚR ERLENDUM FRÉTTUM
Oft er fróđlegt ađ sjá fréttir af vettvangi erlendra ćttleiđingarfélaga eđa stofnanna. Hér á eftir er úrdráttur úr fréttum sem birtust í Bandaríkjunum fyrir skömmu um ţćr tafir sem nú eru í alţjóđlegum ćttleiđingum. Vandamálin eru af sama toga og hér á landi.
TAFIR Í 3 LÖNDUM MUNU VALDA LENGRI BIĐTÍMA
Vegna tafa í ţrem algengustu ćttleiđingarlöndunum- Kína, Rússlandi og Guatemala, munu verđandi kjörforeldrar ţurfa ađ bíđa lengur, skv grein frá 23. apríl í bandarísku blađi, The Oregonian. Mögulegar afleiđingar tafanna eru ađ umsóknum fćkki, ađ Bandaríkjamenn ćttleiđi fleiri börn af bandarískum uppruna, ćttleiđi börn međ skilgreindar sérţarfir í Kína eđa snúi sér til nýrri ćttleiđingarlanda svo sem Eţíópíu, Haiti eđa Nepal. Bandarísk stjórnvöld vara viđ ćttleiđingum frá Guatemala vegna spillingar ţar.
SLOWDOWNS IN THREE COUNTRIES EXPECTED TO LENGTHEN ADOPTION WAITS
As a result of changes in the top three sending countries for
international adoptions - China, Russia and Guatemala - prospective
adoptive parents are facing longer waits, according to an April 23 report,
Wait Grows for Foreign Adoptions, by Richard Read in The Oregonian. The article suggests the slowdowns in these countries may result in a
temporary reversal in the rapid growth in U.S. overseas adoptions, and may
contribute to the decision of some Americans to adopt domestically, opt
for special-needs children in China (which is a faster track), or switch
to newer sources of adoption including Ethiopia, Haiti, Nepal and other
developing countries. China had instituted new requirements for applicants
seeking to adopt a healthy child; Russian adoptions have stalled as a
result of agencies not getting accredited; and U.S. officials have warned
against adoptions from Guatemala due to corruption and will require
tougher child-protection measures to be implemented once the U.S. has
ratified the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption. To read the
article, go to: http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/
The U.S. Department of State issued a notice on April 25
confirming that no U.S. adoption agencies have been accredited with the Russian Federation's Ministry of Education and Science; as a result, all foreign adoptions have been suspended indefinitely until accreditations are issued. Russia has issued no deadlines as to when the reviews will be finalized. A law passed by the Dumas last November requires all foreign adoption agencies to be registered as nongovernmental organizations and requires the approval of four government ministries (interior, justice, foreign affairs, and health) before a license for accreditation can be issued. In its notice, the State Department said it was encouraging the Russian government to complete appropriate accreditations as expeditiously as possible.