February 26th, 2004
free class from Children and Families First, Inc.
Heartholders Support Group
"Keeping Your Adult Relationship Healthy in Adoption "
Many thanks to Senator Herb Kohl for selecting Mark and Faith Richter KuFahl for the Angels in Adoption™ award received in Washington, D.C. on September 30, 2003 given by the Congresssional Coalition on Adoption Institute in the Ronald Reagan Building/International Trade Center. See also www.ccainstitute.org and go to 2003 Angels in Adoption Award™ and www.chsm.com and go to CHSFS Adoptive Parents Received National Adoption Award
Children's Home Society of Minnesota has provided leadership and excellence
in child care, adoption, and child abuse prevention.
Winner of the prestigious Congressional award, "Angels in Adoption" in 2000, Small World Adoption Foundation of Missouri, Inc. / Bricks of Hope endeavors to enrich the lives of as many orphans as can be reached either by providing the orphans with adoptive parents or by providing significant relief to orphanges of Eastern Europe. The foundation improves the lives of orphans in Russia, Belarus, and the Ukraine. Since May of 1993, Small World Adoption Foundation has found homes in the U.S. for nearly 1000 orphans. For more information see www.swaf.com. Contact Marney Koblenz at 636-207-9229 , email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch for the Charlies’ Angels Public Service Announcement produced, funded, and distributed by National Spokesman on Foster Care and Adoption, Bruce Willis. The Adoption Exchange Association registers children on the AdoptUSKids website (www.adoptuskids.org) cited on the Public Service Announcement and can be reached at 1-866-USA-0660.
Smithsonian National Museum of American History, “ Korean Adoption:
An American Family Story” September 30- December 10, 2003 . The exhibit
chronicles Korean War orphans and the international adoption movement
that followed. It is in the same building where the original Star Spangled
Banner is being refurbished. For a copy of the press release on this
display, call Rhett Skelton 202/357-3129, Office of Public Affairs,
Smithsonian National Museum of American History. See also Holt International
And from Aimee Klundt of Sunshine Adoption:
Dear Friends of International Adoption:
As director of Sunshine Adoption, I wanted to bring to your attention some pending changes in international adoption law that we at Sunshine feel will make the cost of international adoption prohibitive to most families and therefore limit the number of waiting orphans, already deprived of the love of a family, from ever knowing that joy.
Long story short............... the US government is proposing a number of regulations designed to implement the Hague Treaty on Intercountry Adoption. This treaty in essence is a good thing, and was set forth to reduce unethical trafficking of children through intercountry adoptions. The problem is that the proposed US regulations will most likely shut down a number of smaller but equally valuable adoption agencies and GREATLY increase the cost of international adoption to families like yours.
I urge all parties with an interest to go to a wonderful website to learn more about the Hague Treaty on International Adoption and proposed US government regulations. It is: http://www.AdoptionMatters.com
Wishing all of you a Blessed Holiday Season,
Sunshine Adoption 262/796-9898.
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