by Ashleigh Elson
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So, what rights do children caught up in crisis situations have? We asked Roelie Post. She worked for the European Commission on the reform of Romania’s child protection for many years and is the author of Romania: For Export Only.
Roelie Post holds a baby in a Romanian baby home that housed 300 infants. The home has scince been closed down with EU funding and the children were re-integrated into their own families, placed in foster care, or adopted by Romanian families.
Ms Port wasn’t surprised to hear about the Zoe’s Ark situation and compared it with the international adoptions that happened during the tsunami crisis in 2005. She says “Children should be helped in their own country.” (more…)