Media Contact: James E. Geoffrey, II
(Washington) - Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS), Chairman of the United States Helsinki Commission, announced that the Commission will hold a hearing on the impact of Romania’s newly implemented ban on inter-country adoptions:
IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILDREN?
ROMANIA’S BAN ON INTER-COUNTRY ADOPTION
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
2237 Rayburn House Office Building
The featured panelists will be:
Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Ambassador of Romania to the United States
President & CEO, National Council for Adoption
President of the Board of Directors, Joint Council on International Children’s Services
Dr. Dana Johnson
Director of the International Adoption Clinic, University of Minnesota
Waiting to adopt Romanian child
The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, is a U.S. Government agency that monitors progress in the implementation of the provisions of the 1975 Helsinki Accords. The Commission consists of nine members from the United States Senate, nine from the House of Representatives, and one member each from the Departments of State, Defense and Commerce.