Guide to an Ethical Adoption.
Summit Church Orphan Care Ministry.
Intended for adoptive families of The Summit Church, this guide is designed to prompt careful ethical consideration before the adoption process is complete. It begins by explaining the Hague Convention established in 1993 to help govern ethical intercountry adoption and then explains key steps families should take to ensure they are on the pathway to ethical domestic or international adoption. Red flags that families should take note of are identified and the ethical parameters for applying for a matching grant from the church are discussed. Appendices list questions every international adoptive parent should ask along with favorable answers and red flag answers, and key considerations when researching adoption agencies.
intercountry adoption; private agency adoption; independent adoption; ethics; adoption fraud; black market adoption; adoptive parents; churches role; guidelines; Hague Convention