Earlier this month (from 4 to 8 July 2022), the Fifth Meeting of the Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the 1993 Hague Adoption Convention was held online. Among the many issues discussed, the Special Commission reviewed and approved the draft Toolkit on Preventing and Addressing Illicit Practices in Intercountry Adoption, as well as the draft Recommended Model Forms for use under the 1993 Adoption Convention: both will be submitted next year to the Council on General Affairs and Policy for final approval and publication. Moreover, the Special Commission focused on post-adoption matters (such as, post-adoption services, search for origin, and adoption breakdowns), intrafamily adoptions and alternatives to full adoption, technical assistance between States and the use of technology and virtual platform. The Special Commission Conclusions & Recommendations are available here.
On the sensitive topic of adoption, the readers of RDIPP may refer to:
Olivia Lopes Pegna, 2016, No 3, 725 ff.; Chiara E. Tuo, 2014, No 1, 43 ff.; Ruggiero Cafari Panico, 2001, No 4, 885 ff.; Francesca Pietrangeli, 1997, No 3, 557 ff.; Laura Pineschi, 1995, No 2, 313 ff.; Piero Ziccardi, 1995, No 1, 5 ff.