Hope for Adopted Congolese Children

Congressional Letter Calls for Release of Adopted Congolese Children

Denalee Chapman December 08, 2014
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In a recent letter to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, nearly 200 members of Congress called for the release of legally adopted children. Exit letters haven’t been universally given in over a year, and Congolese children remain separated from their eager families.

Star-Telegram reports that some of the children, those who have urgent medical needs, have been given exit letters. But hundreds of kids are still stuck.

So what’s the problem? Congolese leaders are waiting for new adoption laws to be passed so the children can be protected. Then, they say, they are open to releasing the children. But as of yet, there is no sign of a change in adoption law.

In a country where one in seven children dies before the age of 5, Americans and others are anxious to bring these needy Congolese children out of the country and into their forever homes.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at DenaleeChapman.com.

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