Support the FACE Act

Below is a portion of a letter from McLane Layton, founder of EACH, Equality for Adopted Children. McLane has been a champion for the rights of adopted children and is an adoptive mother herself. With the FACE Act, she is challenging the injustices faced by internationally adopted children. On a personal and practical level, I believe that granting internationally adopted children American citizenship at the time of their adoption would lift a significant burden from adoptive parents and benefit adopted children.

Please read this letter and support the FACE Act. You can also visit the Equality for Adopted Children website for more information. If you look hard enough, you’ll find an old picture of my cute kids.

To read the entire letter, go to my friend Leslie’s blog. This is the closing paragraph:

In closing, I recommend that all read the relatively short FACE Act bill in its entirety. It can be found at: In addition, I invite you to read a detailed section by section explanation of the bill as well as answers to Frequently Asked Questions that can be found at the following link: Once you do so, I believe, like me, you will find this bill worthy of your wholehearted support.

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.


  1. Paul and DeeDee
    August 4, 2009

    I just got an email from Tapestry saying that Amy and Michael and Dr. Purvis just put together a new website It has an online library of resources you might find useful. Just thought I would pass it along!


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