INTERNATIONAL TEXTS AND CONVENTIONS PRIORITIZING            THE SEARCH OF ORIGINS:

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  • The right to be legally registered and have access to personal data is upheld in the 1989 UN Convention on the rights of the child, ART 7 & 8.
  • The legal relationship between the child and her/his family of origin, the legal consent of authorities, persons and institutions, the illegal compensation arising adoption and the consent of the biological mother are upheld in the 1993 Hague Convention on inter-country adoption, chap. 2.
  • The 2011 International Reference Centre recognizes the need of origins, identity, and general information on the socio-economic community of the biological family for the Rights of Children Deprived of their Family, ISS, and IRC.