With less than 6,000 U.S. families adopting orphans from foreign countries, is it any wonder that our government is not very motivated to clear the obstacles for more families to rescue children from a future without hope. Every child deserves a forever family. Clearing obstacles to intercountry and domestic adoption is the goal of Save Adoptions.
Do you believe that children in orphanages and foster care should have a clear path to a forever family?
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WE CAN HEAR YOU NOW!!
In August 2010, the US State Department imposed a Blanket Suspension of Adoptions from Nepal, based on alleged unreliability of documents from Nepal raising the question of fraud in making children available for adoption. The 62 “pipeline” cases which were pending at the time of the suspension were eventually processed. With such unreliable documentation, one would expect that instances of fraud would be uncovered. But every one of the 62 cases were approved and no fraud discovered. Was the suspension lifted? NO!
Orphaned and abandoned children in Nepal are still restricted from entering the United States. Over 6 ½ years have passed and it is well past time for this suspension to be removed.
Crisis in Adoption
In September, 2016 the US State Department proposed new rules regulating intercountry adoptions. The response of the adoption community was overwhelmingly opposed to these new regulations. Over 27,000 Americans who care about orphans and adoptions joined 87 Hagues Accredited adoption agencies and 8 other adoption support organizations in urging the State Department to withdraw these proposed regulations.
On April 4, 2017 the State Department announced that the proposed regulations had been withdrawn. One small, but important victory for orphans worldwide.
But the anti-adoption regulations which were proposed last year are expected to be re-submitted later this year. We cannot wait to be heard. Sign up now to SAVE ADOPTIONS!
What’s This About?
- See Letter to the Department of State and list of supporting agencies and organizations.
- Read the Announcement of the State Department’s Notice of the withdrawal of the proposed regulations at
- Harvard Law Scholar – Elizabeth Bartholet’s arguments that unparented children have a human right to international adoptions
- Read Trish Maskew’s 2008 “The Failed Promise” to see why she proposed these new rules to cut down intercountry adoption.
- Read Trish Maskew’s testimony before congress where she says corruption in adoption is the rule, not the exception, therefore it needs to be practically shut down.