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Adoption reform addresses abuse

Foreigners wanting to adopt must undergo extensive testing

By Kristina Alda
Staff Writer, The Prague Post
August 16, 2006

Marie Mi?anová feeds infants at a nursery in Prague 4. Stricter measures
for international adoptions will come into effect this fall.

This fall will see the first foreign adoptions of Czech children under
strict regulations the government recently implemented to protect
children from abuse in their new homes.

The regulations, which went into affect late last month, were a response
to the death of 4-year-old Eric, a Czech Romany boy who died under
suspicious circumstances in January, only months after being adopted by
a family in Sweden....

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