Uganda has joined a growing list of countries where the legislators are wrestling with the issue of inter-country adoption.
The article refers to the way international adopters have used a legal mechanism to get round the limitations currently in place. Rightly the author says greater emphasis must be placed on looking firstly at family solutions.
I hope later this year to be involved in training the Uganda judiciary on the approach the English courts take to this issue.
More thought should instead be given to the strengthening of policies such as alternative care frameworks- kinship care, foster care, local adoptions, closer supervision of child care homes, establishing a child fund that assists orphans, vulnerable children and children in child headed households