Dr. Jane Aronson Open Letter to Pres Clinton

16 03 2011

Dr. Jane Aronson, Founder and CEO of Worldwide Orphans Foundation and Joint Council Board Member, has issued an “open letter” to former President Bill Clinton where she pressed for stronger diplomatic efforts to reverse the Ethiopian government’s recent decision to halt international adoption in the country.

Aronson urged President Clinton to step in as a U.S. statesman to help negotiate between the Ethiopian government and American adoption agencies and parents, as he helped to secure the release of young journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee from North Korea.

A strategic plan for the de-institutionalization of orphaned children and community building is required to ensure the care and well-being of millions of Ethiopian orphans, stressed Aronson. “The Ethiopian government’s concerns must be addressed, but so must the concerns of the waiting parents and most of all, of the children.”

She said WWO and other nongovernmental organizations were prepared to sit down with Ethiopian government officials and large international NGOs like Unicef to assist the government in providing concurrent planning to strengthen adoption and social welfare infrastructures and to fill in the gap to ensure transparency in the adoption process.

The full letter can be found by clicking here.

Guest Blog: Dr. Jane Aronson, Founder and CEO, Worldwide Orphans Foundation

21 04 2010

Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, Dr. Aronson traveled with Tom DiFilipo (Joint Council President & CEO) and Rebecca Harris (Joint Council Director of Programs and Services) to Haiti.  Dr. Aronson has returned to Haiti for her second trip since the earthquake.  Below is Dr. Aronson’s journal for her first two days in Haiti.  In the coming days, we will post additional journal’s of Dr. Aronson’s experiences in Haiti.

By Dr. Jane Aronson, Founder and CEO, Worldwide Orphans Foundation and Member of the Joint Council Board of Directors

Haiti Journal #1

I am back in Haiti for the second time since the earthquake to continue the challenging work of planning programs for orphans. I am with a wonderfully enthusiastic team of people. They inspire me because they care about the world and Read the rest of this entry »

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