International Adoption Strategy Group

We formed this group some years ago, combining core international adoption advocates with significant evangelical leaders who have been active in addressing the needs of unparented children worldwide. We meet twice a year to develop strategies to change law and policy governing children’s rights to family.  Our members include: Paulo Barrozo, Assoc. Professor of Law, Boston College Law School; Cassie Statuto Bevan, Child Welfare Fellow, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Field Center for Children’s Policy, Research & Practice; Denise Bierly, Director of Adoption, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys; Kelly Dempsey, Co-Director, Love Grows Kids; Eric Freeby, Deputy Director of Adoption, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys; Frank Garrott, President & CEO, Gladney Center for Adoption; Mary Ann Glendon, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Katie Jay, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys; Chuck Johnson, President & CEO, National Council for Adoption; Jason Kovaks, Director of Ministry Development, ABBA Fund; Diane Kunz, Executive Director, Center for Adoption Policy; Peter Leppanen, Co-Director, Love Grows Kids; Brian Luwis, CEO, America World Adoption; Mark McDermott, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys; Jedd Medefind, President, Christian Alliance for Orphans; Martha Osborne, RainbowKids.com Adoption Advocacy; Ann Reese, Executive Director, Center for Adoption Policy; Bill Rosen, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys; Elizabeth Styffe, Director, Saddleback Church Orphan Care Initiative; Snow Wu, CEO, Children of All Nations.