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By Matt McCoy
A big thanks to Matt Douglass for filling in on WTVN Thursday and Friday while I travel with my family for the Step Forward For Orphans March in Washington DC on May 17. After seeing the documentary "Stuck" when it came through Columbus April 29, my wife and I felt compelled to go. As I blogged earlier, the film details the broken and decaying system of international adoption, a subject close to me because my daughter and son were born in Guatemala and were adopted in 2003 and 2005 respectively.
If I could capsulize who we're marching for, it's for children and families like the two featured in this news story from Austin Texas.
Unfortunately there are thousands of families across the country in similar situations. Additionally, with the rate of international adoptions sharply declining because of bureaucratic obstacles, millions of children worldwide are growing up in orphanages, rather than in families.
Since talking on the air with Joel Riley about my trip, I have received e-mails, phone calls and social media messages of support. I thank you for that. It means a lot. If you would like to help, please sign this petition and tell our lawmakers to step to the plate and help finish these 'stuck' adoptions and improve the international system going forward.
Thank you again for your support and I'll talk to you on Monday.