Dear Dr. Piazza:

Joint Council on International Children’s Services (JCICS) would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your generous contribution to our organization. JCICS is the oldest and largest membership association focused specifically on intercountry adoption. We are dedicated to advocating on behalf of children in need of permanent families and promoting ethical practices in intercountry adoption. Our membership includes non-profit international adoption agencies, medical clinics, parent support groups and advocacy organizations. As the spheres of intercountry adoption and international relations become more complex, there is an increased need for a united voiced in the international adoption community.

JCICS provides up-to-date information on specific countries developments and adoption legislation. Our annual Medical Institute and Conference in Washington, DC provides an opportunity for adoption professionals to discuss current events within international adoption and better ways of serving children and families. In addition, JCICS often assists individual parents who are starting their journey with intercountry adoption or who are experiencing difficulties with their particular case. Donations such as yours help our organization continue to liaison with government officials, network with congressional offices concerning adoption legislation and ultimately promote intercountry adoption as a viable option for children in need of a permanent home.

Thank you again for your kind donation.


Antonia F. Edwardson
Executive Director


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