Stopping the buck with Obama to end adoptee deportations

This is excellent!

AdopSource, an adoptee-led organization based in the Minneapolis area, has written a letter to President Obama urging him to take action to stop the deportation of intercountry adoptees (including Kairi Shepherd, who is facing deportation to India right now), provide citizenship for all intercountry adoptees, and reunite deported adoptees with their families in the U.S.

The letter has been signed by over forty organizations and individuals who are active in the intercountry adoption community and adoption reform efforts, including the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, Ethica, the Evan B. Donaldson Institute, Joint Council on International Children’s Services, Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network, Korean Focus (have to plug my peeps), Parents for Ethical Adoption Reform, Holt International, Mixed Roots Foundation, National Council For Adoption and United Adoptees International.

The individuals represent adoption agencies and the adoption reform movement: David Smolin, Susan Cox, Bert Ballard, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Stephanie Kripa-Lewter, Tobias Hübinette, Sarah Park and more.

Read the letter here, and then add your and your organization's support to this letter now by contacting AdopSource at

I have no doubt that if we in the adoption community come together around this issue that we'll succeed. So please spread the word about the AdopSource letter and other actions (like the Korean Focus petition of last fall and AdopSource's petition to stop the deportation of Russell Green from earlier this year), or start your own in your own community.

Thank you! And many thanks to the AdopSource team for writing this letter, getting so many people in the adoption community to sign on and sending it off to the President!


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