Friday, August 3, 2012

Australia's withdrawal from the Ethiopian Adoption Program

Dear Friends,
I just signed the campaign: Sustain its pledge to UN Rights of the Child and Reopen the Ethiopian Intercountry Adoption Program
It would mean the world to me if you could also add your name to this important issue. Every name that is added builds momentum around the campaign and makes it more likely for us to get the change we want to see.
Will you join me by taking action on this campaign? Click on post title to go to petition.

For those who are uncertain as to why this pledge is so important; Australia's Attorney Generals Department announced recently that as of the end of June 2012, Australia would be withdrawing from the current Ethiopian Adoption program due to  the program apparently becoming 'increasingly unpredictable.'  This means hundreds of couples who have been waiting years to adopt from overseas are now left devastated by this decision.  What can we do?  We can make a united stand to send a clear message that Australians need this program to help fulfill the need in giving these vulnerable children a stable and loving home.  Australia is capable of this as much as any other country.  Join us now to change this decision quickly.