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, Associate Professor of Law, Boston College Law School
Cassie Statuto Bevan, Child Welfare Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Field Center for Children’s Policy, Research & Practice
Kelly Dempsey, Co-Director, Love Grows Kids
Emily Dudak Leiter, Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys
Eric Freeby, Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys
Frank Garrott, Former President & CEO, Gladney Center for Adoption
Mary Ann Glendon, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Laurie Goldheim, Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys
Katie Jay, Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys
Chuck Johnson, President & CEO, National Council for Adoption
Jason Kovaks, Director of Ministry Development, ABBA Fund
Diane B. Kunz, Executive Director, Center for Adoption Policy
Peter Leppanen, Co-Director, Love Grows Kids
Brian Luwis, CEO, America World Adoption
Mark McDermott, Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys
Jedd Medefind, President, Christian Alliance for Orphans
Martha Osborne, RainbowKids.com Adoption Advocacy
Ann N. Reese, Executive Director, Center for Adoption Policy
Bill Rosen, Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys
Elizabeth Styffe, Director, Saddleback Church Orphan Care Initiative
Snow Wu, CEO, Children of All Nations