“Congress passed the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption believing that that this action would pave the way for a more ethical, transparent and streamlined process for inter-country adoption… Sadly, several years later, it is clear that this decision was a tragic mistake. Instead of shoring up the process and providing support for sending countries, the State Department has twisted the intent of the treaty to close one country after another. The process has become far more cumbersome and far less transparent. American parents who want to help and lovingly raise a child are often made to feel like criminals. As a result, intercountry adoptions have fallen to an historic low, and they continue to decrease each year as the need of desperate, abandoned, and orphaned children increases. Major change is required now before it’s too late.” – Mary Landrieu Former US Senator & Congressional Coalition on Adoption Co-Chair
How you can help.
Please visit https://adoption.com/save-adoptions to learn more about how you can help solve the U.S. international adoption crisis and change the world for orphans, by taking these easy steps today:
(1) Sign Petition:
Please sign the White House petition
. The White House promises it will respond if we reach 100,000 signatures in 30 days
If you have a Facebook page, Instagram account, blog, YouTube channel, website, Pinterest account, Twitter account, email newsletter or any other way to help spread the word, please share a link to https://adoption.com/save-adoptions
and encourage your friends, followers, and clients to help Save Adoptions by signing the White House petition.
(3) Contact Politicians:
Please contact your U.S. Congressman and Senators and ask them to please help save adoptions and solve the U.S. international adoption crisis. Please invite them to visit https://adoption.com/save-adoptions
to learn more. Please also invite them to contact Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Donald Trump and ask them to implement the 18 solutions.
(4) Contact Media:
Please contact your local newspapers, television stations, websites and radio stations and encourage them to create stories about the U.S. international adoption crisis, and how we can Save Adoptions. Please invite them to visit https://adoption.com/save-adoptions
to learn more.