Children Across Borders (CAB) provides diverse support for children’s best interests on a wide range of problems that cannot be resolved alone by Japanese resources. In order to best represent the needs of each of our clients, we social workers collaborate with lawyers and other experts knowledgeable in issues regarding foreign nationality, as well as relevant international organizations and foreign embassies in Japan. For more information please see website.

Statelessness – Birth Registration
ISSJ’s adoptions are in the best interest of the child and we think adoptions are for those children who need family, not for prospective adoptive parents. We follow the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption as well as the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child.
Adoption of Migrant Family Members (e.g., Relative Adoption)
ISSJ supports relative adoption of foreign nationals residing in Japan. We closely work with the Department of Children and Youth (DCY) in Thailand and follow their inter-country adoption procedures.
Contact / Visitation
As a social welfare agency providing support for parent-child visitations under the 1980 Hague Convention, ISSJ facilitates visitations and contacts between parents and their children who do not live with each other and are therefore unable to see one another without special arrangement.