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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 … Continue reading

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September Webinar: Tired of Timeouts

Join us for our September webinar, Tired of Timeouts: Discipline, Attachment and the Adopted Child, on September 4th at 7PM Central.  Traditional discipline methods can be ineffective and even potentially damaging for adopted children – children who have experienced loss. … Continue reading

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A Lost Boy Finds His Calling (video)

Some phrases are shop worn cliches.  And sometimes they represent the truth.  We hope you will agree; Izidor Ruckel’s story is a ‘must see’. Click here to watch.  

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Potential Russian Ban of Intercountry Adoption to the United States

Russian Parliament Proposes Ban in Retaliation for the Magnitsky Act  As of December 19, 2012, legislation was brought before the Russian Parliament to ban intercountry adoptions from the United States. This amendment to the Dima Yakovlev List was proposed as … Continue reading

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Joint Council Position Openings!

Joint Council is pleased to announce three exciting position openings for the 2012 year!  This is a great opportunity for individuals, college students, or graduate students to gain hands on experience in the field of children’s welfare.  In the past, … Continue reading

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Raising Awareness, Affecting Change

Last week we distributed an Executive Report to Joint Council Members which forecasts the continued suffering of children in need of a safe and permanent family. If current policies are not changed, in the next ten years over 250,000 children … Continue reading

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