Joint Council asks you to join us in resolving an issue that will severely and negatively impact over 10,000 U.S. families hoping to adopt a child in need. This shortfall in the law, if left unchecked, will cost Potential Adoptive Parents (P.A.P.s) thousands of dollars, force them to face the complications of switching adoption agencies mid-process, and potentially end some families’ journey to adopt a child in need. A summary of the current law and its subsequent impact on families can be found on our website at Joint Council Position on I-600A Renewals.
Beginning in May 2008, Joint Council has been actively engaged with U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, and Members of Congress to resolve this pending crisis. We continue to work with USCIS and most recently engaged with David Yurkovich and Dianne Pearce, organizers of the Fairness For Families petition, as well as expanded our contacts with Congressional leaders. We are confident that USCIS is actively seeking a resolution and have seen evidence that positive steps are being taken. With your support and active participation, our goals can be realized.
The 5 Ways You Can Help page details how you can help us to avoid this pending crisis. Your active participation will allow the over 10,000 families who will be negatively impacted if the law or process is not changed to continue on their journey of providing a loving family to a child in need. On behalf of the children and families we serve, Joint Council extends our sincere appreciation for joining us in our collective efforts.