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New piece of legislation

Senator Mary Landrieu from Louisiana was a speaker at Summit 9 this past week. If you do not know her, she is one of adoptions biggest voices in our national government and we love her commitment to children who need a family. She released this statement prior to Summit 9 and I am anxious to see how and if this piece of legislation that she is speaking of will effect the current adoption community. 

From Senator Mary Landrieu:

I want to make you aware of an important piece of legislation I will be announcing this Friday at the Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit in Nashville. It’s called Children in Families First or CHIFF, and it will ensure that U.S. foreign assistance puts into action the core American belief that all children have the right to grow up in a permanent, loving family. CHIFF enhances U.S. Government action on behalf of children living without families using the full array of options – family preservation, family reunification, kinship, and domestic and international adoption – while also streamlining and simplifying U.S. international adoption procedures.

We all work under the steadfast belief that every child deserves a permanent family to call his or her own. We have achieved many successes together on behalf of vulnerable children around the world, and I hope I will have your support for this important new initiative. I plan to introduce this legislation this summer and will keep you updated on developments.

If you want to be involved or have any questions, please contact Whitney Reitz at or Libby Whitbeck at on my staff.

All the best,

Senator Mary Landrieu

May 7, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,

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