International Adoption
and the movie “Stuck”

See the movie "Stuck" about the current state of international adoption and sign the petition.
photo by Je.T.’s photostream used under Creative Commons license

My brother and sister-in-law are moving to Hong Kong next month and plan to adopt a daughter from China or Hong Kong. Since the implementation of The Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (or Hague Adoption Convention), the number of international adoptions to the U.S. has slowed to a trickle. Meanwhile, there are millions of orphans around the world in need of a family to love and care for them and hundreds of thousands of parents in the U.S. who desire to adopt.

Year after year, children wait in orphanages. And year after year, parents who would like to adopt wait for a child to join their family. But the system is broken.

Because orphanages often lack the resources or a sufficient number of caregivers to adequately meet the needs of the children in their charge, institutionalized children often develop severe health and emotional challenges. Most of which would be prevented easily and naturally if adoptions were timely.

The new documentary, “Stuck,” tells about the current state of international adoption and the need for reform to the adoption process. Watch the trailer (above or at www.stuckdocumentary.com) and consider buying/sharing/borrowing the film. Share this information with others who care about the welfare of children and families.

Also, please take 30 seconds to sign the petition requesting Washington D.C. to make this issue a higher priority.

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My name is Sunny, and my husband and I have five "children" ages 19 to 4. I love learning. I have a M.F.A. in Humanities and dream about going back to school some day. I run around doing "mom" stuff, try to put a nutritious dinner on the table for whomever shows up, and I thrive on creative projects when possible. Mostly I strive to just keep up with the mountains and mole hills of day to day life.
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2 Responses to International Adoption
and the movie “Stuck”

  1. Diane Koseck said:

    My family is going through a similar situation. My niece has two daughter that are adopted from China. Shortly after her second adoption she started the process of her third. That was 5 years ago. Last summer she received her referral and a picture of her new son from Korea. She continues to get updates and pictures of his progress but is no closer to bringing him home. It is devastating to her family. From the second we saw his little face we all fell in love with that little boy and pray that he is able to come home.

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  2. Diane Koseck says:

    My family is going through a similar situation. My niece has two daughter that are adopted from China. Shortly after her second adoption she started the process of her third. That was 5 years ago. Last summer she received her referral and a picture of her new son from Korea. She continues to get updates and pictures of his progress but is no closer to bringing him home. It is devastating to her family. From the second we saw his little face we all fell in love with that little boy and pray that he is able to come home.

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