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All Children Everywhere Need Families. Help Right a Wrong.

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I am a voter who resides in your district and am writing to you about an issue that is very important to me. I believe that every child has a basic human right to a family, and I am sure you agree. Unfortunately, current U.S. foreign policy and practice fails to recognize and protect this right in an effective manner. We?ve seen this failure play out time and time again, in countries such as Cambodia, Vietnam, Nepal, Ethiopia, and most recently in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As a result, far too many children around the world live outside of parental care.

I believe that the U.S. Government must act immediately to right this wrong. I believe Congress must enact the pending legislation, Children in Families First (?CHIFF?). CHIFF goes to the heart of the issue, and delivers the structure necessary for the U.S. Government to finally provide the leadership that is lacking today for vulnerable children. CHIFF makes the changes we need by:

? Creating an office for vulnerable children and families in the Department of State that will create a foreign policy and diplomatic hub with a focus on strengthening families and creating families for children who need them.

? Directing the U.S. Agency for International Development to implement development programs to strengthen and create families.

? Making the adoption process more straight-forward and transparent for American families choosing to adopt overseas; and

? Providing the tools needed to count and identify orphans so that we can be sure our help is making a difference.

I support CHIFF, and I am writing to ask you to support CHIFF too by becoming a co-sponsor of Children in Families First. I am counting on you to help fix this human rights crisis, and so are millions of children.
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Jan 16th, 2015
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Jan 16th, 2015
Someone from Munster, IN writes:
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Please help give these children a chance to know what it is like to be wanted, to be loved, and to never get left behind again.
Jan 15th, 2015
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Jan 15th, 2015
Someone from Paramount, CA writes:
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Please, help make this process go faster. It is crucially important for children to have a family especially at the early stages of their growth. They all deserve a loving family and home.
Jan 14th, 2015
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Jan 1st, 2015
Someone from Niagara Falls, NY writes:
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My husband and I visited Haiti twice last year to help in some mission work. We had no intention of adopting, especially at our age. We have three grown children. Our youngest is 23, but after meeting these children, we knew that we had room in our hearts to give them the love and home they desperately needed. We are in the process of adopting now, and it is long, difficult and very expensive, I know that there are many families who would provide the love these children need if it weren't such a difficult, expensive process.
Dec 26th, 2014
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Dec 8th, 2014
Someone from Birnamwood, WI writes:
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Let's get rid of the political red tape, and allow these children a real home.
Dec 7th, 2014
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