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