Closing New Loopholes: Protecting Children in Uganda’s International Adoption Practices

Kristen Cheney

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Abstract

Despite closing a legal guardianship loophole that enabled foreign prospective adoptive parents to bypass restrictive Ugandan adoption laws in 2016, corruption in intercountry adoption persisted, with the courts legitimating new end-runs around the requirements. But US sanctions issued in 2020 bring new hope for reform. By highlighting what children’s advocates are doing to fight back, I suggest strategies for effective child and family safeguarding practices against adoption corruption as well as efforts to seek justice for affected children and families.
Original languageEnglish
JournalChildhood
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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