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Elizabeth Bartholet and Her Personal Civil Right in Adoption

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Frank Ligtvoet

I don't think we are able to abolish international adoption at this moment completely, but we have to be honest about the goals of social interventions in other countries.

The Hague Convention and International Child Abduction

Brad Reid | Posted 04.06.2016 | Divorce
Brad Reid

The "Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction," commonly called the Hague Convention, has been adopted by over 90 nations. It ...

Saving Kidnapped Children From A Failed System

Stephan Said | Posted 03.29.2016 | Crime
Stephan Said

My daughter Noluenn was abducted to France by her mother in August 2013. Then 8 years old, Noluenn was born and raised in the U.S.A, and grew up in Ne...

Trump Is the Symptom, Not the Disease

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The media frenzy surrounding Donald Trump has inverted the nature of our problem. That a demagogue will come along to foment dissent is no surprise; that his despicable views find such gleeful resonance with so many of our voters is the frightening story, not Trump.

Divorce Confidential: Parental Child Abduction in Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 02.05.2016 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Divorce rates are on the rise across the world. Here in the U.S., the divorce rate is higher than 50%, with Spain, Portugal and Belgium almost 20% hi...

Captain America Does It Again! Troubling International Adoption Legislation (CHIFF)

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics
Frank Ligtvoet

"There is one issue on which all Americans agree, every child needs a family." This is the slogan used by the supporters of the proposed legislation C...

Dad's Heartbreaking Fight For Return Of Daughters From Argentina

Posted 11.12.2013 | Divorce

In what is probably every divorced parent's worst nightmare, a Colorado father has been waiting for over three years to have his abducted children ret...

Obama's Principled "Red Line" on Syria (Which, By the Way, Worked)

Carla Seaquist | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

No good deed goes unpunished, as the French say. Case in point: President Obama's drawing and holding a "red line" against Syrian president Bashar al...

The Struggle Continues: Seeking Compensation for Vietnamese Agent Orange Victims, 52 years on

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

The use of Agent Orange on civilian populations violates the laws of war; yet no one has been held to account. Taxpayers pick up the tab of the Agent Orange Compensation fund for U. S. Veterans at a cost of 1.52 billion dollars a year.

Child Abduction and the Same-Sex Marriage Issue

Mark Baer | Posted 07.20.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Let's say that a child is born to a same-sex married couple (or registered domestic partnership or civil union). What do you think happens if that same couple later moved to a jurisdiction that fails to recognize their relationship?

'Orphan Doctor' Calls on World Community to End Orphan Crisis by Tackling Poverty

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Dr. Jane Aronson, founder and CEO of Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO), has issued a bold response today to a recent article on child trafficking. J...

International Adoption Under Siege?

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

After a day at the 2010 Adoption Policy Conference. I'm not an adoption expert, but I know more today than I did yesterday. Spend a day in a room ful...

Growing Up in Bethlehem With the Dead Sea Scrolls Story

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Growing up in Bethlehem, I literally grew up with the details of the discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls, which Israel claims Jordan and Palestine have no connection to.

Obama and Clinton Fight International Parental Kidnappings

Edward Lozzi | Posted 04.12.2012 | World
Edward Lozzi

Last month, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton publicly voiced her support and threw the weight of her office behind a Hague parental kidnapping case of a boy kidnapped by his mother four years ago.

Brutal Destruction Of Iraq's Archaeological Sites Continues (SLIDESHOW)

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

A brutal plundering of this rich cultural heritage has been taking place in broad daylight ever since the 2003 invasion of Iraq.