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  1. Victor

    As the world matures into the 21st century, family’s will not be separated, but maintained.
    And infant-stranger-non-kinship adoption will cease to existent.

  2. k2

    Thank you to the people who held this event, presented, shared, and attended this event. Thank you also, Ms. Edmonds, for writing about this event. I’d like to correct what either Ms. Bruining said or the journalist wrote.

    The United States of America is the ONLY country to NOT ratify the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of the Child. The UN CRC is different from the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption, which USA ratified a few years ago. The UN CRC is the most universal and comprehensive set of laws to protect the human rights of children, regardless of adoptive or family status, at all stages of their childhood, yet the USA, for decades, has refused to ratify it. The Hague Convention pertains strictly to children destined or considered for intercountry adoption.

  3. Terri Keith

    A powerful story of a dynamic woman.
    Thank you.

  4. Robin

    I was adopted at age 6 in 1971 and so related to how she felt not belonging. I hated the person I saw in the mirror. I wanted to have blue eyes and blonde hair like my white mother. I am not a proponent of international adoption and people wonder why since I am an adoptee. I’d love to get the book of the adoptees stories from the conference.

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