Less than 5 months ago, we were facing the imposition of new regulations from the Department of State which would have raised the cost of adoptions for our client families, created financial and operational obstacles for our agencies and guaranteed the continued decline in intercountry adoptions.
Eighty-eight agencies and other adoption service providers stepped up and signed an open letter to the Department of State urging that these proposed regulations be withdrawn. In addition, almost 28,000 adoption supporters joined us and signed our Petition to the Department of State. On April 4th, our collective voices were heard and the proposed regulations were withdrawn.
Whether you supported our efforts or not, we urge you to continue to fight the attack on intercountry adoptions. We have tasked our SaveAdoptions.org web site to continue the fight. For the next 4-6 weeks, we will be highlighting the travesty in Nepal. Whether you have, or would like to adopt from Nepal, or maybe you just care about suffering children, you can’t be happy about the blanket suspension of adoptions from Nepal which has been in place for over 6 years, despite no proof of the fraudulent documentation alleged by USCIS.
First, take a look at the updated www.saveadoptions.org web site. Second, please use your mailing lists to urge your family and friends to sign the plea to lift the Nepal suspension. We had 27,949 signatures before updating the web site, so we will know how many adoption supporters sign on for this next phase of intercountry adoption support. Your signature will Support the Cause of Nepalese orphans. If you have already signed the original petition, know that this is a new petition and your signature is vital.
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