5th Annual Report to Congress on Public Law 109-95, The Assistance for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children in Developing Countries Act of 2005

The Fifth Annual Report to Congress on Public Law 109-95, The Assistance for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children in Developing Countries Act of 2005 has been released.  The report highlights continued efforts made by the U.S. Government to improve coordination on behalf of vulnerable children. In keeping with the PL 109-95 mandate to coordinate and disseminate evidence-based best practices, the Secretariat is making strides to firmly and strategically integrate children’s developmental protection within health, education and other sectors, thereby  laying the groundwork for coordinated interventions that more effectively address the complex nature of children’s risks and opportunities. The report also captures key outputs from the recent U.S. Government Evidence Based Summit on Protecting Children outside of Family Care. The full report can be found here (PDF).

Spotlight on Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc Board Member, Kristin Dadey, Esq.

Board of DirectorsKristin Dadey, a licensed attorney, lives overseas in Cairo, Egypt managing anti-human trafficking programs for the International Organization for Migration. Before moving overseas in 2003, Kristin practiced labor law in Washington, DC, working in both the government and non-profit sector. She received her Masters in Public Administration and Juris Doctorate from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and College of Law in 1998. Kristin’s work in Indonesia, the Republic of Georgia and Egypt changed her in profound ways, witnessing firsthand the extreme vulnerability of children, especially in developing countries. Her years of overseas experience have given her a keen understanding of the international rights of children, and dedicated to the basic children’s rights’ principle that all children have the right to grow up in a permanent family, Kristin is passionate in her advocacy on behalf of orphans.

Kristin and her husband Sean are the proud parents of one adopted daughter from Indonesia, one adopted daughter from Ghana and two biological daughters.

Kristin has personally visited with our partners in Armenia, Georgia and Ghana.  November, 2011, she will visit with our partner in Morocco.  Hopscotch is honored to have an experienced and passionate child advocate as a board member to Hopscotch Adoptions.

In Kristin’s capacity as a board member, her visits to our programs allows firsthand knowledge and oversight, further endorsing Hopscotch’s commitment to best practice and ethical permanency planning for orphaned children.

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