Romania: Conference Call about Pending Cases


Joint Council participated in conference call with the Department of State, White House representatives and another NGO about the situation in Romania and the plan for pending cases.

Joint Council Advocacy – In the wake of the recent adoption law in Romania, Joint Council is continuing to advocate for a more reasonable child welfare law that permits intercountry adoption in the best interest of the child. We continue to advocate for pending cases to be processed and for intercountry adoption to remain a viable option for children in need of permanent families throughout the world.

  • In response to a recent news article written by the Baroness Emma Nicholson , Joint Council wrote a Letter to the Editor of the Guardian Unlimited, a UK paper.
  • Prior to President Illiescu signing the law, Joint Council sent a letter expressing our concern regarding the adoption legislation.

Adoptive Families — Adoptive families who have accepted a referral of a Romanian orphan are asked to contact the Office of Children’s Issues at In your correspondence please provide your name, your child’s name and adoption registration number, a description of the status of your adoption and your contact information. Please include “Romanian Adoption” in the subject line.

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