A network of adoptive families, birth families, and adoption professionals which exists to improve the lives of children and others touched by adoption through support and education. UFA is actively engaged in community outreach and advocacy to raise awareness of adoption as a loving option.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Help NCFA Help Orphans Worldwide

Dear Friend of Adoption,

Yesterday's news that President Vladimir Putin signed a bill banning all adoptions from Russia to the United Stateswas nothing short of a heartbreak for the parents hoping to adopt a Russian orphan, adoption advocates, and most importantly - the orphans of Russia who long for a loving, permanent family.

Along with my brother, I was adopted as an infant by my parents. I sometimes wonder what my life would be like had I not been adopted, but I remain eternally grateful to have grown up in a warm, safe, and loving family that gave me hope for a bright future. As an adult, I now work hard to ensure that orphans all around the world have that same bright future only a family can give to a child.

Although Russian adoptions will end for now, our work at NCFA does not. We will work tirelessly to ensure that Russian orphans, and those children all around the world who don't have families, are granted their most basic human right to grow up safe, love, and cared for. We will press on despite this defeat. We will not give up.

NCFA is viewed globally as the world's authority on adoption. We are the leading voice for children who need families. As the world watched the sad news of the ban on Russian adoptions unfold, the media turned to NCFA to be the voice for these innocent lives. NBC's The Today Show and Nightly News, PBS NewsHour, CBS San Francisco, NBC4 Washington, Fox5 Washington, TIME, International Business Times, Reuters, NPR's All Things Considered, The Voice of Russia Radio, Fox News Live and FoxNews.com, and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty are just some of the news outlets that looked to NCFA.

Our work advocating for adoption is more important now than ever. Will you please join me in making a year-end, tax-deductible gift to NCFA in honor of all children around the world longing for a family?

On behalf of orphans everywhere, I thank you for your support.

Warm wishes for a Happy New Year,
Lauren Koch
Director of Development and Communications

P.S. Your year-end gift is 100% tax-deductible and will help us fight for a child's most basic human right - a loving, permanent family.

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