The Hinton Family wants to make sure that you are aware of the petition to the White House to save adoptions. If you haven’t already, please take time to sign it! Here’s how you can help!
Go to adoption.com or saveadoptions.org and you will see a link to sign the petition. This only takes a minute or so. REMEMBER, you must check your email to verify your signature so it will be accepted.
Also, please contact your U.S. Senators & U.S. Representative to put this on their radar. You can call, email or mail them, and you don’t have to be an expert the matter to contact them. You can let them know the following:
(1) You are concerned that inter-country adoption has declined over 80% since 2004.
(2) To increase the number of adoptions, as long as ethical, pro-adoption leadership is needed in the U.S. State Department’s Adoption Division in the Office of Children’s Issues.
(3) You oppose new fees and unreasonable rules being imposed on adoption service providers (ASP) and families by the U.S. State Department and their new accrediting entity, IAAME. These could cause some ASPs to close their doors.
Pictured is Ian and his family! He was adopted in 2014 from our Uganda Program. His mother says, “I hate to think of all the Ian’s worldwide in 5-10 years whose only alternative is inter-country adoption, and have no adoption service providers to advocate and facilitate adoptions for them, and no families to adopt them.”
Join Nightlight, the Hinton Family, and other adoption advocates in doing your part to advocate for international adoption and all the children whose prospects of having a loving family are in jeopardy.