Both Ends Burning

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I believe that Both Ends Burning represents the best hope for the adoption field to reverse the disconcerting downward trend in international adoption. That’s why I’ve accepted Craig Juntunen’s invitation to join the board of Both Ends Burning.

After Craig and his wife Kathi adopted 3 children from Haiti several years ago, he concluded that the international adoption process was deeply flawed and that a good part of the blame could be placed at the feet of governments who act as barriers rather than advocates for children to find permanent, loving families.

As one of my colleagues in our field put it, “Craig is playing offense.” He is and it’s refreshing and I’m privileged to be a part of it.

Craig and his team have completed an award-winning documentary film called “Stuck” and it’s coming to your city this Spring via a 78-day bus tour that starts and ends in D.C. The film and the tour are just the beginning, the launching pad for a social movement around this issue. You’ll be hearing a lot more about Both Ends Burning. And I hope YOU will be a part of it.  

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