20 Sep 2011

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9/20/2011 “Government Plans Fresh Changes in Armenian Child Adoption Rules,” Azatutyun

A fairly long and in-depth  article by Emil Danilelyan for the Armenian press agency Azatutyun was published on September 20, 2011, entitled “Government Plans Fresh Changes in Armenian Child Adoption Rules.” The piece discusses new regulations related to international adoptions from Armenia, apparently aimed at cutting out intermediaries and “adoption brokers.” The top two grafs of the piece:

“The Armenian government is planning to make fresh and potentially far-reaching changes in its rules and procedures for international adoptions of children from Armenia following an RFE/RL report suggesting that they may still be riddled with corruption.

Relevant proposals drawn up by Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian’s office aim to increase the transparency of the process and reduce the role of obscure local middlemen working for Western adoption agencies. They are also meant to make it easier for Armenian families to adopt or bring up orphans…”

Full link to article: http://www.azatutyun.am/content/article/24333430.html

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