CWLA calls on our national elected leaders to begin a full investigation into the extent of “re-homing.” Recent national news reports illustrate this traumatic experience for children who are privately transferred when their adoptive parents feel they can no longer care for them [http://bit.ly/Reuters_Rehoming]. This practice of parents giving their children away to unapproved, unlicensed strangers results in sexual, physical, and emotional damage to many children.
CWLA and partnering organizations demand action [http://bit.ly/StopRehoming]. Join us in calling for the protection of children and support for adoptive families by signing this petition.
All children deserve to be safe, parents cannot abdicate this responsibility, and we as a community must make sure families have needed resources. Regardless of the circumstances, children cannot be abandoned to chance exploitation, abuse and neglect. The Administration and Congress must develop and enact recommendations to end private custody transfers of adopted children.