Adoption Has a Role in Child Protection But It’s No Panacea

Stephanie Taplin - The Conversation

In this article, the author explains her perspective on the role of adoption in child protection, particularly in the Australian context. “While adoption is a good option for some children,” says the author, “it’s not always the best solution. Adoption should only be considered when other, less intrusive options have been eliminated and the decision has been made that the child cannot safely remain at home.” The article highlights the barriers to adoption, defines the role of adoption according to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, and presents alternatives to adoption that should first be considered.