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:
Maura Harty, Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Sorin Ducaru, Ambassador of Romania to the United States
Thomas Atwood, President & CEO, National Council for Adoption
Debra Murphy-Scheumann, 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
Elliot Forsyth, Waiting to adopt Romanian child