Bipartisan Letter Calls for Renewed Adoptions Between the U.S. and China
Yesterday, 160 Members of Congress and I sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken asking for the State Department to prioritize discussions of intercountry adoption between the Unites State and China, which was paused due to COVID-19.
“We write to you today concerning the plight of Chinese children waiting to be united with their adoptive American families and respectfully request that you raise this matter with the highest levels of the Chinese government,” we wrote.
“While the coronavirus pandemic upended people's lives across the world, it is critical for the sake of both children and families that we restart this adoption process. We respectfully request that you raise to the highest levels our diplomatic engagement, so that our decades-long partnership with China on intercountry adoptions may successfully be renewed.”
International adoptions between the U.S. and China have been an area of longstanding cooperation for decades. It is critical for the highest levels of our two governments to engage in order to reunite adoptive families. The full letter can be read here.