On Their Own
On their Own Amita Dhanda & Geeta Ramaswamy July 2005 The practice of Inter-country Adoption, an inherent feature of Adoption in India, has been widely debated particularly in the context of child trafficking, instances of which have surfaced from time to time. Amita Dhanda and Geeta Ramaswamy have worked on a socio-legal investigation of Inter-country adoption from the Child Rights perspective. Their report comes in 3 parts. Part 1 deals with the regulatory system and Guidelines evolved by the Supreme Court of India, for ICA in India. Part 2 describes the findings emerging from their research; 2 Psychological studies conducted on Indian Adoptees in USA and Sweden detail the psychological impact of ICA. A separate section presents the Adoptees’ versions through first person narratives. Part 3 carries an analysis of the findings of the study and makes recommendations.