On March 1st, 2020 the Hellenic Branch of the International Social Service (ISS) has started to conduct an important research in the field of the intercountry adoptions in Greece, attempting to explore a field that up to this day remains basically uncharted.
The research, which is part of the «Practices and perspectives in intercountry adoptions» project, is realized within the framework of the Active citizens fund program and it is implemented by the International Social Service-Hellenic Branch. The main goal of the research is to investigate thoroughly the practices and obstacles in the actualization of the intercountry adoptions that are conducted in Greece, covering the years 2011-2019.
The research will be conducted with the use of questionnaires that will be completed by a number of parents that have already adopted children transnationally and by professionals that are working in the competent public authorities in the field of intercountry adoptions in Greece.
The ultimate goal of this research is to fully document the problems, the deficiencies and the practices of the field and to result to the creation of a Good Practice Guide, addressed to professionals and to prospective adoptive parents.
The project «Practices and perspectives in the intercountry adoptions» is conducted within the framework of the Active citizens fund and it is implemented by the International Social Service-Hellenic Branch.
The Active citizens fund in Greece is supported through a € 12m grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as part of the EEA Grants 2014 – 2021.
The program aims to develop the sustainability and capacity of the civil society sector in Greece, and to strengthen its role in promoting and safeguarding democratic procedures, active citizenship and human rights. The Fund Operator for the Active citizens fund in Greece is Bodossaki Foundation in consortium with SolidarityNow.