Update: The initial post said February 14th. The roundtable will be help on February 16th.
It has come to the attention of Land of Gazillion Adoptees that the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), along with the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will be hosting a roundtable discussion on intercountry adoption on Thursday, February 16th at 5:00 pm. In attendance will be individuals from a variety of organizations, such as JCICS, UNICEF, The Hague, PEAR, Ethica, and Holt International. Two surveys, the results of which will be used at the roundtable, are currently being circulated. One is for adoptive parents. The other is for adoption agencies.
Dear reader, please take note whom CCAI and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee HAVE NOT invited to the table. On top of that, where are the surveys for adoptees and first parents? Aren’t adoptees and first parents stakeholders in the process?
Want to voice your opinion? Please contact Kathleen Strottman (firstname.lastname@example.org) of CCAI and let her know how disappointed you are.