I am writing to ask for your action to help prevent the U.S. government from stopping the processing of visas for adopted children in Nepal.
To participate in this effort, you would need to immediately e-mail your Senator and Representative to ask them to sign onto a Congressional Petition by MONDAY. I have written a letter you can use below, and there are also links below to easily find your senators and representatives.
Senator John Kerry is sponsoring a Congressional Petition to Secretary of State Clinton regarding the current Nepal adoption situation. The purpose of this letter is to urge the U.S. Government not to close Nepal adoptions, allowing current in-process families to go through. The letter asks the U.S. State Department to work proactively with the Government of Nepal to strengthen their newly reformed system under the new Terms and Conditions.
Please contact your Senators and Representatives immediately to ask for their support for the continuation of the US-Nepal adoption program by signing onto this letter. For their signatures to be included please have Staffers contact Megan Thompson at email@example.com.
To make this as easy as possible:
1) You can look up your Senator's e-mail address on this website: http://www.senate.gov/general/
2) You can look up your Representative's e-mail address on this website: https://writerep.house.gov/
3) You can use the following text in your e-mails:
I am writing to ask you to sign on to a Congressional Petition being sponsored by Senator John Kerry to urge the U.S. State Department not to close adoptions from Nepal. I am [a family member or friend of a Nepal adoptive family] and know first-hand how important it is for orphaned children to have a family to love and care for them. Nepal is in the process of working toward reform in its adoption laws, which is a difficult process and takes time. This process should be supported by the U.S. Government so that vulnerable children in urgent need of families should not be kept in institutionalized care, which is detrimental to their health and development. Please contact Megan Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your immediate action on this issue.
[name, address, phone/email contact]
4) If possible, please forward this call to action to your friends.
Thank you very much! This is really important.