BAAS INTERNATIONAL – SINCE 1984
We find and support loving, able families for orphaned or abandoned children and improve the educational opportunities and health of impoverished children worldwide.
VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES ACT OF 2016
This week, Senators Roy Blunt and Amy Klobuchar plan to introduce the Vulnerable Children and Families Act of 2016, which is a significantly re-tooled and simpler version of two former pieces of legislation:
Families For Orphans Act and the Children in Families First Act. Senators Blunt and Klobuchar have circulated the legislation to their colleagues in the Senate and are seeking additional co-sponsors before they introduce it THIS week; hence the urgency of the matter. Passage of the Vulnerable Children and Families Act of 2016 has the potential to change the current concerning trajectory of intercountry adoption in the US.
The Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption has failed to live up to its potential. Millions upon millions of children are in need of a family globally, and this legislation will to better serve the desperate needs of this population of children. As an international adoption specialist, and more importantly, a mother through international adoption, it is important to me that my senators care about orphans and support them through legislation that will pave the way for adoption to be a more available source of a family for them.
ASK OUR SENATORS TO:
Please contact Senators Blunt and Klobuchar immediately to let them know you want more information or to let them know you will co-sponsor this invaluable bill that will change the lives of children and families all over this world.
PLEASE PHONE TODAY!
THE LOCAL TELEPHONE NUMBERS ARE BETTER–THEY HAVE LIVE PEOPLE ANSWERING:
Boxer:(510) 286-8537 | (202) 224-3553
Senator Dianne Feinstein
(415) 393-0707 | (202) 224-3841
Fundraising Gala serving children worldwide
Thank you to everyone who joined Bay Area Adoption Services International in honor of National Adoption Month in November, 2015 at Carolands Chateau. We had a wonderful time uniting as a community and coming together to support our child welfare programs world wide. We hope to see you at our next event. Click below to see highlights from this memorable evening.
BAY AREA ADOPTION SERVICES – SUCCESS STORY
After marrying in 2011 and taking a trip around the world, we considered adoption as a means to build our family. We saw the need first hand in places like East Africa; greatly affected, we believed international adoption might make sense for us. We attended BAAS’ Saturday adoption class to learn more. We began the long paperwork process, still unsure if “we really wanted to do this.” Janet Shirley, BAAS’ Oversees Program Coordinator, spoke with us about their new pilot program in Uganda. She forewarned us it wouldn’t be an easy road. Maybe the stars were aligning but we looked at each other and said, “let’s do it!”