Romania

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Karen Smith Rotabi and Nicole F. Bromfield1 Jan 2017

Extracting on chronologic data, this book discusses the politics and practice of intercountry adoption starting with the state international adoption to in the 1950s continuing to present-day adoption practice and protections.

Gabriela Dima, John Pinkerton - Springer27 Sep 2016

Drawing on research from Romania, this chapter discusses the role of informal support for young people leaving care, in particular, support from other care leavers

Marcus Roberts - Mercatornet12 Aug 2016

This article by Marcus Roberts discusses how and why intercountry adoptions have dropped so dramatically in the recent years. 

Rebeca Scorcia Popescu1 May 2016

This study used a secondary analysis of data from 2003 to 2013 to better understand the situation of children temporarily abandoned in Romania. It looked at data for children aged 0-3 years who were abandoned in different hospital units or institutionalized in public orphanages or public and private foster care institutions. 

BBC News26 Apr 2016

After the fall of the Soviet Union, the world was shocked to learn that countless children were being held in unsanitary and hazardous conditions within Romanian orphanages.  This video tells of Izidor Ruckel’s experience while growing up in a Romanian orphanage, along with his eventual immigration to the U.S. where he was adopted by a family from California.

Opening Doors for Europe's Children1 Jan 2016

In Romania, the number of children in institutions has decreased from 100,000 in 2000 to 8,027 in 2015.  

Lucia Irenescu - HeinOnline1 Jan 2016

This article discusses adoption in the international human rights framework.  Most specifically, it focuses on the rights of the child and how to proceed with adoptions by keeping in mind the best interest of the child.  

Editor: Olga Cvejić Jančić1 Jan 2016

Meant to highlight the maxim that every child deserves the best that we all have to give; this book provides a review of the progress made since The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.  It contains reports from 21 countries on the status of the rights of the child.  The countries are:  Australia, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Japan, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Solomon Islands, Spain, the Netherlands, the UK, the USA, Uzbekistan and Venezuela. There are no reports from Africa.

Save the Children1 Jan 2016

This booklet is based on a recent internal desk review of Save the Children’s and partners’ work against physical and humiliating punishment of children, commissioned by Save the Children Sweden. It aims to present best practices, to show what methods have worked around the world, and to spread knowledge about results achieved and lessons learned when it comes to law reform and positive discipline.  

Vlad Odobescu26 Dec 2015

A group of activists who were formerly raised in Romania's communist-era orphanages have created an association called Federeii. The group is pushing Romanian authorities to recognize and apologize for a variety of abuses committed against an estimated 500,000 children in the country's orphanages that existed before the end of the Cold War. The abuse and neglect, including physical and sexual abuse, are discussed in the article. 

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