Intercountry Adoption & Global Surrogacy

International Forum on Intercountry Adoption & Global Surrogacy

About

The International Forum on Intercountry Adoption & Global Surrogacy  brought together scholars and practitioners working in the field of international adoption and surrogacy to provide an evidence base for international adoption and surrogacy problems and/or best practices to inform policymakers from The Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption.

  • Norma Cruz

    Human rights defender for mothers and their children abducted into international adoption
    Founder of the Survivors Foundation, Guatemala
    2005 Nobel Peace Prize nominee
    Winner of US State Department's 2009 International Woman of Courage Award

  • Hans van Loon

    Former Secretary General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (1996-2013) who initiated and laid the groundwork for the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption.

     

  • Deepa Venkatachalam

    Director of the Sama-Resource Group for Women and Health
    Specialist in the social, medical, ethical and economic implications of inter country adoption and surrogacy for women and for society as a whole.

Videos

Videos of the keynotes, plenary sessions and discussions - click on the videos below.

ICA Forum - Opening plenary and keynote by Hans van Loon (11 Aug)

ICA Forum - Opening plenary and keynote by Hans van Loon (11 Aug)

ICA Forum - Discussion following keynote by Hans van Loon (11 Aug)

ICA Forum - Discussion following keynote by Hans van Loon (11 Aug)

ICA Forum - Plenary discussion (11 Aug)

ICA Forum - Plenary discussion (11 Aug)

ICA Forum - Keynote Deepa Venkatachalam (12 Aug)

ICA Forum - Keynote Deepa Venkatachalam (12 Aug)

ICA Forum - Plenary discussion (12 Aug)

ICA Forum - Plenary discussion (12 Aug)

ICA Forum - Keynote Norma Cruz (13 Aug)

ICA Forum - Keynote Norma Cruz (13 Aug)

ICA Forum - Final plenary (13 Aug)

ICA Forum - Final plenary (13 Aug)

Contact

The forum organizers can be contacted at icaforum@iss.nl