Family group conferencing as a culturally adaptable intervention: Reforming intercountry adoption in Guatemala

Karen Smith Rotabi, Joan Pennell, Jini L. Roby, Kelley Mc Creery Bunkers

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Abstract

Intercountry adoptions prevent institutionalization but may erode children's rights to their families and cultural heritage. Family group conferencing offers a culturally adaptable intervention that looks for domestic solutions before turning to out-of-country placements. Guatemalan social work education offers a hospitable environment in which to promote its extension to adoptions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)402-416
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Social Work
Volume55
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2012

Keywords

  • Guatemala
  • Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption
  • Marshall Islands
  • adoption
  • child welfare
  • family group conferencing
  • indigenous

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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