Take Action

Conduct an adoption needs assessment, investigating which communities, both inside and outside of the united States, have orphans in urgent need of homes. Share your assessment with your community and facilitate contact with appropriate adoption agencies for those interested in adopting.

Provide a public forum for adoptive families to share their stories, perhaps as a way of interesting other families in adoption or helping prospective adoptive families realistically prepare for the challenges of international, interracial or intercultural adoption.

Publicize the efforts of support groups for members of families that have adopted across national, racial or cultural lines. encourage adoptive parents and their children to share with their peers the unique successes and frustrations that arise from adopting children whose cultural or racial identities differ from their own identities.