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  • Marie's Thoughts From Haiti

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014: Tom DiFilipo, Kristi Gleason (Haiti Caucus co-chair), and I arrived in Port-au-Prince around 3:00pm, grabbed our bags and set off to check into our downtown hotel, where we met up with Mike Noah, our other Haiti Caucus c...

  • Adoption Alert: Vietnam

    "Vietnam Authorizes U.S. Adoption Service Providers - Intercountry Adoptions from Vietnam to the United States through a Special Adoption Program May Commence on September 16, 2014. September 12, 2014 Vietnam’s Central Adoption Authority, the Min...

  • Announcing Make Change For Children 2014!

    Last year, you made a true difference in the lives of our world's most vulnerable children, those living without the love and protection of a forever family. You held lemonade stand fundraisers. You ran through the streets of your home town - rais...

  • U.S. Secretary of State Meeting with DRC President

    On August 4, Secretary of State John Kerry met with DRC President Joseph Kabila to stress the urgency of lifting the suspension on the issuance of exit permits for Congolese adopted children.  Secretary Kerry strongly emphasized our humanitarian conce...

  • Visa Delay Updates from Department of State

    Progress has been made and most of the backlog of nonimmigrant visas have been processed. There are very few delays on immigrant visas, adoption cases, and emergency nonimmigrant visa cases. Department of State Officials are working diligently to close...

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