Entries by Truus Groot

New contact in Ethiopia for tracing cases

In June 2015 Fiom/ISS the Netherlands has come to an agreement with a new correspondent in Ethiopia. This correspondent has years of experience in the field of adoption. She can take on adoption related tracing cases. The first case has been sent to her recently. Costs for a tracing case in Ethiopia are (at the […]

New publication ISS: Manifesto for Ethical Intercountry Adoption.

The Manifesto for Ethical Intercountry Adoption builds specifically on the underlying principles of the 1993 Hague Convention and seeks to promote ethical practices by all adoption stakeholders, whether in the receiving country or country of origin, to better protect all children.  ISS fully ackowledges that international texts such as the Convention on the Rights of […]

CFAB 60 years!

On April 1, 1955 Children and Families Across Boarders (CFAB) was established as International Social Service UK (ISS UK). It supported the deserted wives and children of foreign servicemen who had been stationed in Britain during the war. Over the years, the specific chanllenges ISS UK (now CFAB) is helping families overcome have changed. Their name […]

International Women’s Day and World Social Work Day

On March 8th the world celebrated International Women’s Day.  At ISS we joined that celebration by honoring the fact that we are an organization founded by women more than 90 years ago.  Even today over 70% of all ISS staff worldwide are women.  The foresight of our founding mothers and the professionalism and dedication of […]

New Guide to International Family Mediation

Resolving Family Conflict: A Guide to International Family Mediation is the first publication of its kind, intended for families around the world, regardless of their location or cultural identity.  Written and published by the International Social Service General Secretariat, it helps explains the way that family mediation can be used to protect the best interest […]