European Parliament joins the ICA crowd

Hidden in a long Resolution of the European Parliament are some troubling recommendations to the European Commission. It is about the drafting of the EU Strategy for Children's rights.

Widely adopted by a large majority of the European Parliament, on 16 January, and probably not understood by many. At least that's what I hope, otherwise the world is even more evil than I thought.

In fine bureaucratic language the European Parliament calls for the creation of a Community Instrument to facilitate intercountry adoptions. What that is? No idea. Perhaps a special law making adoption child protection priority number one. Or a special grantscheme (money, honey) for adoption agencies to finance their costs for exploring new markets?

And what do they mean with 'quality of care with regard to information services'?

If anyone has any clue about what the hell this democratically elected bunch is having in mind, please enlighten us:

[THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT:]
109.   Calls for consideration to be given to the possibility of devising a Community instrument on adoptions, developed in conformity with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and other relevant international standards, that improves the quality of care with regard to information services, the preparation of international adoptions, the processing of international adoption applications and post-adoption services, bearing in mind that all international conventions on the protection of children's rights recognise the right of abandoned children and orphans to have a family and be protected
ONE WAY OF FINDING OUT IS BY WRITING TO THESE MEMBERS OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND ASK THEM FOR EXPLANATIONS -  MAKE THEM TALK
Angelilli is the rapporteur who drafted the report
Cavada is chairman of the Legal Affairs Committee
Roberta Angelilli    roberta.angelilli@europarl.europa.eu 
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WRITING SUGGESTIONS - lobby Europe

Yeah - let's hold these people accountable for what they are voting!

Here you can pick your MEP:

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/members/public.do

Or, ask the European Commission's President if he intends to take over this idea of a Community instrument to facilitate intercountry adoption:

http://ec.europa.eu/commission_barroso/president/contact/mail/index_en.htm

or your own country's Europan Commissioner:

http://ec.europa.eu/commission_barroso/index_en.htm

And, please let PPL know their reply - if ever....

Pressure to open European Adoption Business

OOPS!!!! Is this what is behind it - reopening Romania. And Bulgaria.

A European market for children?

http://childrensandrightshumanrights.blogspot.com/2007/09/pressure-to-open-european-adoption.html

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