News From DOS Regarding the System Glitch

Please click http://adoption.state.gov/about_us/delay_in_passport_and_visa_processing_times.php to view the notice!

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October 24, 2013 – Day 5 – Thank you!

  October 24, 2013 – Day 5 - Thank you! As I leave Haiti, I have a confession to make.  I don’t write about my day on trips like this just to get the message of orphaned, and vulnerable children out … Continue reading

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October 23, 2013 – Day 4 – Tough Decisions

October 23, 2013 – Day 4 - Tough Decisions I had hoped to spend part of today with Rene.  Instead I was reminded of how many children there are out there just like him.  Some are younger, some are older.  Some … Continue reading

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October 22, 2013 – Day 3 – Searching for the truth and the future

October 22, 2013 – Day 3 – Searching for the truth and the future Today was perhaps the most important day we spent in Haiti, but it’s also the most uninteresting.  We met with IBESR’s (Haiti’s child welfare ministry) and … Continue reading

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October 21, 2013 – Day 2 – The Mosaic

October 21, 2013 – Day 2 – The Mosaic Today I have been deluged with the stories of children – more  children and stories than I can count.  From the maybe one (or  two) year old severely malnourished boy at … Continue reading

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October 20, 2013 – Day 1 – From Fear to Hope

October 20, 2013 – Day 1 – From Fear to HopeThere is a scene in Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love  where she and her friends are giving names to cities –  words that define the city itself.   Two-weeks as well … Continue reading

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World Food Day! October 16th 2013

Check out all of the awesome ways you and your family can get involved for World Food day!

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Confused by the Adoption Tax Credit?

Adoption Tax Credit Working Group Publishes FAQ To Help With Your Adoption The Adoption Tax Credit, recently signed into law by President Obama is rather complex and can also be confusing.  Given these complexities, the Adoption Tax Credit Working Group, … Continue reading

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Department of State announces Agreement between U.S. and Russia regarding Cooperation in adoption of children will enter into force on November 1, 2012

Department of State (DOS) announced today that the Agreement between the United States of America and the Russian Federation Regarding Cooperation in Adoption of Children will enter into force on Nov. 1, 2012. Both U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) … Continue reading

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Save the Adoption Tax Credit

Adoption Tax Credit Working Group- Save the Adoption Tax Credit Save The Adoption Tax Credit is one of the most urgent and important initiatives Joint Council will make in 2012.   We are actively participating in a number of initiatives designed … Continue reading

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Canada: Agency closure puts prospective parents on hold

February 8, 2012 From CTV News Calgary: A Manitoba based adoption agency is shutting down and now several Alberta families are worried about the welfare of the children and the status of their adoptions. The Canadian Advocate for the Adoption … Continue reading

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Joint Council and the Mead Johnson Nutrition Foundation Work Together to Help Vulnerable Children Worldwide

Alexandria, Va, September 20, 2011 – Recognizing that proper nutrition is critical to every child’s growth and development, The Joint Council on International Children’s Services and the Mead Johnson Nutrition Foundation today announced the launch of a program dedicated to … Continue reading

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Nepal: Updates from the Dept of State

The U.S. Dept of State, Office of Children’s Issues has released the following Notice regarding adoptions from Nepal.  The Notice can also be viewed on their website. Government of Nepal Announces Amendments to 2008 Terms and Conditions On January 5, … Continue reading

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Christian Alliance Adoption Summit on May 12-13

The Christian Alliance for Orphans will hold their seventh orphan summit, SUMMIT VII, on May 12-13, 2011 in Louisville, KY. Tom DiFilipo along with Kathleen Strottman, Executive Director of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute and Chuck Johnson of the … Continue reading

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Orphan Summit VII

2/13/11  Joint Council to speak at the Christian Alliance for Orphans 7th Summit on May 11-13 in Louisville, KY.  Tom DiFilipo will join Chuck Johnson of NCFA and Kathleen Strottman of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute for a luncheon … Continue reading

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Russia: Russia and U.S. Continue with Progress

07/27/2010 A U.S. interagency team met with its Russian counterpart in Moscow from July 21-23, 2010 for the fourth round of discussions about an adoption agreement. This most recent round of negotiations were positive and productive and reflected the continuing … Continue reading

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Vietnam: Processing of Second Referrals

3/3/2009 The Department of Adoption, Ministry of Justice in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, confirms that it has carefully reviewed the US Government’s request to permit second referrals in cases where the referral was lost for reasons beyond the control … Continue reading

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