This Article is dedicated to addressing the issues surrounding intercountry adoption, specifically in regards to Africa. In light of the dramatic increase in the number of intercountry adoptions from Africa, it has become imperative to take a critical look at the arguments for and against intercountry adoptions, the existing framework for this practice, and the jurisprudence and legislation of select African countries in this area. Through expounding on the aforementioned topics, this Article showcases the need for improved regulation. It then presents recommendations for how this system can be improved to further facilitate intercountry adoptions, a vital step for finding stable homes for orphans. [excerpt]
Joseph M. Isanga, Surging Intercountry Adoptions in Africa: Paltry Domestication of International Standards, 27 BYU J. Pub. L. 229, [iv] (2012).