February 25, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DALLAS - Recent changes in Russian law governing overseas hosting programs for orphans have prompted Buckner International to postpone the 2011 ‘Angels from Abroad’ program in order to evaluate the necessary resources needed to comply with the new law.
“Buckner’s Angels from Abroad hosting program has been a wonderful way to give older Russian orphans an opportunity to learn about American culture while experiencing the positive influence of living in a family setting,” said Albert Reyes, president of Buckner International.
“The Angels from Abroad program has allowed Buckner to serve more vulnerable children while placing additional Russian children into loving, permanent adoptive families through our traditional Russia adoption program.”
Buckner Adoption and Maternity Services’ traditional Russia adoption program will continue to advocate for the needs of older child placements and seek families to adopt older Russian children as well as younger-aged children. As Buckner evaluates how to meet the needs of Russian orphans through the new hosting program guidelines, leaders are also evaluating the possibility of hosting programs for other countries.
For more information about international adoption through Buckner, visit http://www.beafamily.org/adoption-international-russia.shtml.
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