Welcome To The ISS-USA Blog

The purpose of this blog is to focus attention on current international child welfare and protection issues by bringing every conversation back to one central point: is this in the best interest of the child involved. Far too often family problems or legal domestic conflicts focus solely on how the adults involved  are affected. The child’s safety, well-being, and best interests are often an after-thought.

ISS-USA has nearly 90 years of experience in international child welfare and protection. We are committed to working in the best interest of the child, even when this may mean stepping on the toes, or emotions, of adults involved in the cases we manage.  Whether the issue is:

  • international adoption

  • parental abduction

  • surrogacy

  • citizenship and immigration

  • custody and visitation

When a child is involved, the most important question that must be asked, and answered, is — Are we protecting the child’s safety, well-being and best interests? If we are not, then we must look outside the box to make sure that we can always answer that question in the affirmative.

This blog will follow current issues affecting international child welfare rights & focus on children separated from their families by international borders. We will always bring attention back to the child.