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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 concern for … Continue reading

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Rebecca’s Notes From the Field in Haiti Part II: May 14, 2014

“I’ve struggled to write this post about Rene because it’s all so complicated, just like nearly everything is in Haiti.  Nearly everything is harder than it seems it should be.  There are always so many barriers to jump over, so … Continue reading

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Rebecca’s Notes From the Field in Haiti: May 14, 2014

“I’ve been in Haiti for three days and today is the first time I’ve attempted to write my thoughts and feelings down, something that is very unlike me. It’s hard to explain why, even to myself – something about wanting … Continue reading

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Adoption Alert: Russia

Please see the below alert from the Dept of State, Office of Children’s Issues regarding intercountry adoptions from Russia.  Please note that it requests prospective adoptive parents adopting from Russia to send their information to the Dept of State.   It … Continue reading

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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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