April 15, 2009 – CALL TO ACTION: Kyrgyzstan
Given the current situation in Kyrgyzstan Joint Council believes that now is the time to advocate for a U.S. Congressional letter to the Kyrgyz President. As a family who is in the process of adopting from Kyrgyzstan we request that you please email your name, zip code, and the names of your Congressional Representatives (if known). Once the list of Congressional Districts involved is compiled Joint Council will send further information to prospective adoptive families regarding dates and times to contact their Representatives. Joint Council will be working in tandem with the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute to facilitate the process of the Congressional letter.
Further, following the conference call with the 65 prospective adoptive parents with referrals Joint Council will be collecting “stories” of the children who have been referred to families. Given the possible privacy issues at play a number of items need be worked out prior accepting stories. Therefore, further information about submitting stories will be sent out to families in the coming days.