At the Adoption Trafficking Awareness Symposium, Arun Dohle and Rev. Dr. Janine Vance of Against Child Trafficking USA will be deconstructing and answering questions on the adoption vs abortion debate.
“We will not be used by the adoption profiteers and their customers.” Rev. Dr. Janine Vance
A note from the curator of Adoptionland: From Orphans to Activists.
I’m Rev. Dr. Janine Vance, the Program Director of Against Child Trafficking in the USA. I’m also the visionary of an upcoming first-ever historical event called the Adoption Trafficking Awareness Symposium, which will take place in the state of Washington on Saturday, June 18th, 2022.
Along with fellow international, transracial, domestic and late-discovery adoptees from around the world, I’m coordinating an all-day educational program to inform and educate the public on an unknown worldwide crisis called adoption trafficking. We will discuss how children are sometimes sourced for intercountry adoption and its lifelong aftermath. The purpose of this educational event will be to protect local and global communities, families, and at-risk parents from being exploited by the commodification of children.
We have amazing participants who are willing to travel from around the world to present at this event, like Arun Dohle, the Executive Director and Field Researcher of Against Child Trafficking, also adopted. He has presented at TEDx and interviewed numerous times on trafficking cases overseas. His presentation is titled “The Intersection Between Child Trafficking and International Adoption.”
You will also meet Tyler Graf who was trafficked from Chile to the United States. His Chilean mom was devastatingly told he died at childbirth; however, he was processed for international adoption soon after his birth. He was recently featured on ABC Nightline News and Good Morning America. Other panelists consist of adult adoptees and allies from Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Africa; they are also providing much-needed activism in their respective fields of expertise.
JOIN US! Please note, that there are a limited number of seats available. To gain access, you must register today. You may use this link for access: Adoption Trafficking Awareness Symposium Registration, Sat, Jun 18, 2022, at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite.
This groundbreaking all-day symposium is founded on rare and unacknowledged perspectives presented by concerned overseas and domestic adult adoptees. This is your opportunity to ask questions and receive answers on why adoptees refuse to be used as props in the religious and political “adoption versus abortion” debate. Share this announcement with your network. Against Child Trafficking USA is a 501c3 all-volunteer organization initiated by adoptees intended to educate and protect vulnerable communities from a fierce demand-driven market.
It is our hope to save you and others from potentially spending tens of thousands of dollars in application fees or losing a child unethically obtained for international adoption. You also need to be protected. This information will empower you. You need to know the current global activism led by adult adoptees and our allies! If you cannot attend, consider donating to ACT USA. Education is key when it comes to child trafficking prevention.
P.S. You can listen to my latest interview with Donna Seebo of Delphi International Broadcasting, interviewed by host, Donna Seebo. Hope to see you at the symposium!