Romania: Meeting with Representatives from Delegtaion of EC

03/31/2004

Joint Council met with representatives from the Delegation of the European Commission to the United States to discuss the current situation in Romania. Joint Council requested that the Commission:

Ensure that adoption legislation passed by the Romanian government adheres to the tenets and principles outlined in the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-Operation In Respect of Intercountry Adoption and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Emphasize through diplomatic communication with the European Parliament and other EU delegates that international adoption is the best option for children who cannot be permanently placed within their country of birth.

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