Interviews
10 Questions with Ethica: The TVRPA and Trafficking in Adoption
1.  What is the TVPRA? The TVPRA is the Trafficking Victim Protection Reauthorization Act of 2011.  It is the reauthorization of the original bill, the Trafficking Victim Protection Act of 2000, which was originally designed to combat human trafficking in the U.S. and establish it as a federal crime to traffic individuals into the country.  It provides visa protection for victims and provides assistance for those who have been trafficked.  You can find out more information here: http://www.ijm.org/justice-campaigns/tvpra. It is a crucial bill for those in the fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery. 2.  What is Ethica’s proposed amendment? Although the...
Q&A with Dawn Embrey, Caught in 5+ Year Irregular Adoption
The Embrey family began adopting two young sisters, ages 4 and 6, from Guatemala in 2007. The older girl was able to immigrate to the US in 2008, but the younger girl couldn’t. Her identity had been used once before in the adoption of a third child to a different US family. So what happens next?   1. When did you start trying to adopt from Guatemala, and why? For a long time, I have felt a burden for children who do not have families to love them. I believe God used this burden to get me to explore the...
10 Questions with Kathleen Strottman, Executive Director of Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute
1. How long have you been with CCAI, and can you talk a little about your day-to-day work? I have been with CCAI for three years.  One of the reasons I like working at CCAI is that there is no such thing as a typical day for us!  We sponsor a series of five core programs each united by the belief that children have a basic human right to a family and that there are many instances in which U.S. and international law and policy are hindering them from realizing this basic right. Some of our work is designed to bring...
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