This is an email we received from our agency today.  I am so sad to hear the news about the situation with the failed adoption that has been on the news.  I DO NOT want to stand in judgement of this family even though I wish they would have taken different action because no one really knows what they may have went through.  However, this is just one situation which doesn’t mean that adoption is bad altogether.  Unfortunately, sometimes one bad situation can ruin it for everyone but there are precious children out there that need to come home to their forever families rather than be left in an institution where they are NEVER told that they are loved and special.  That just doesn’t seem like the solution.  Below is a link with a tangible way we can help and it only takes about 3 minutes.
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We Are The Truth – A Campaign and Call to Action!
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The outrageous treatment of Artyem by his adoptive family has rightfully resulted in outrage by the Governments of Russia and the United States and all who care about children. The tragedy has cast a light on intercountry adoption that says it is not safe, the system failed and adopted children cause insurmountable problems. The heartbreak of Artyem Saviliev’s abandonment has once again elevated a singular incident to a level which may result in the suspension of intercountry adoption. Suspending adoption, even temporarily, will only cause thousands of children to suffer the debilitating effects of life in an orphanage.
You, the community of adoptees, adoptive parents, adoptive grandparents, child welfare professionals and child advocates know that the outrageous and indefensible actions of one parent are not indicative of how children are treated by adoptive families. You know that families who encounter difficulties do not simply abandon their child. You know that help is available, that solutions are found and that families can thrive. And you know that suspending adoption does not protect children but only subjects them to the depravity of an institution…and an entire life without a family.
You, the adoption community know the truth. You live the truth. You are the truth.
Join Joint Council’s campaign to bring the truth to light and help children in need find a permanent and safe family.
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