Rally for Intercountry Adoption

March 25, 2004

Rally for Intercountry Adoption

{posted with the permission of Hannah Wallace}

There is a very important rally being held in Washington, D.C. on Monday and Tuesday, March 29 and 30, on behalf of the children of Romania, whose opportunity to be adopted may be permanently denied. While Romania and Guatemala are worlds apart, the insidious influences of the E.U. anti intercountry adoption proponents, along with the misguided principles of UNICEF, is affecting every country of world, and is condemning many children from Third World Countries to death, or lives without hope.

I urge everyone who cares about preservation of adoption opportunities for children to TRY to attend these two rallies. Details and contact information is below,

Hannah Wallace
President, Focus On Adoption: An Intercountry Adoption Advocacy Organization

Dear Child Advocates,

The Romanian government has been forced by the EU to alter its adoption law to prohibit all international adoption, thereby condemning 97,000 children to group homes and foster care. The EU does not want to approve any country that is "exporting" its children. All countries seeking EU membership now and in the future, will be affected and will prohibit international adoption if the EU does not change its stance. Bulgaria will be next and other countries will follow. We urge all adoptive families to join us in protest of the EU's position regarding orphaned children.

Everything is looking good for the peaceful demonstration that we will be doing on the 29th and the 30th. It appears that we will have a good number of media there to cover the events and may have 60 minutes interested in doing a piece. In order to make this successful, we still need people! The people do not have to have children adopted from Romania, or be in the process of adopting, they just have to care about children needing a permanent family. Get neighbors, religious organizations, friends and anyone who is sincerely interested in children!

The schedule is as follows:

Monday, March 29 3:00pm Demonstration at the British Embassy

British Embassy
3100 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington DC, 20008


Tuesday, March 30 10:00am Demonstration at the EU Consulate and the Ambassador to the European Union Delegation of the European Commission to
the United States
2300 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037


Relations to other organizations

Organization Relation Type Organization Country Date from Date to
Rally for Intercountry Adoption Participates in Lobby to Re-open Romanian Adoptions (2001- )