Category Archives: International

CQ Weekly Highlights Children in Families First Legislation

On January 13, 2014, Congressional Quarterly (CQ) highlighted the “Children in Families First” bill in an article entitled A Treaty’s Orphans. CQ Weekly interviewed CCAI Executive Director, Kathleen Strottman, regarding the bill. Click here to read the article.  

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CALL TO ACTION: IT’S TIME WE DEMAND A FAMILY FOR EVERY CHILD

In April of this year, at little girl named Daria, who would have turned 3 in May, died from an undiagnosed heart ailment in her orphanage in Nizhny Novgorod, a city about 250 miles east of Moscow.  While the death … Continue reading

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Punching Holes in the Darkness: U.S. Foreign Assistance for Children in Adversity

As a boy, renowned author Robert Louis Stevenson lived on a hillside in Scotland, his family’s home overlooking a small town below. Robert was intrigued by the work of the old lamplighters who went about with a ladder and a … Continue reading

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Home Is Where the Story Begins

Carlos Duran is the founder of Hombres de Palabra (Men of their Word), an organization that works to help men reach their maximum potential through education, training and initiatives. Carlos is also the recipient of the White House’s 2012 Champion … Continue reading

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CCAI Featured in Award-winning Documentary Film about International Adoption

We are proud to announce that STUCK—an award winning documentary about international adoption—features CCAI’s Executive Director, Kathleen Strottman. As Kathleen explains in the documentary, which uncovers the personal, real life stories of adopted children and their parents, “the right to … Continue reading

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CSPAN’s Washington Journal Features CCAI

On Saturday, CSPAN’s Washington Journal interviewed CCAI Executive Director, Kathleen Strottman, about the Russian adoption ban, international adoption, and how Members of Congress can affect adoption and foster care issues. Click on the picture to watch the full interview or … Continue reading

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Update on Russian Ban on Intercountry Adoptions to the United States

  Following the January 22, 2013 Russian Supreme Court Letter on Implementation of Federal Law No. 272-FZ, CCAI has continued to work closely with Members of Congress and our partners inside Russia.  In situations like these, CCAI’s priority is to ensure … Continue reading

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U.S. State Department Releases FY 2012 Annual Report on Intercountry Adoptions

As required by the Intercountry Adoption Act, passed by Congress in 2000, the U.S. State Department recently sent its FY 2012 Annual Report on Intercountry Adoption to the Hill. According to the report, the total number of intercountry adoptions to … Continue reading

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CCAI Legislative and Policy Update – January 2013

In this Update: Adoption Tax Credit Extended in Tax Payer Relief Act Russia Bans Adoptions to the United States Universal Accreditation for Intercountry Adoptions in the U.S. Uninterrupted Scholars Act Allows Access to Foster Youth School Records U.S. Government Launches … Continue reading

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U.S. Government Releases Action Plan on Children in Adversity

Business giant, Lee Iacocca once said, “The only rock that stays steady, the only institution that works is the family.”   This simple, yet profound, principle is one that has not only withstood the test of time but is also the … Continue reading

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