Tuesday, February 14, 2012
A Valentine for Children Who Need Our Love
Today, as we honor our loved ones and express our devotion to our families, PFLAG National will send out our Every Child Deserves a Family Act (ECDF) Senate Support letter, urging every U.S. Senator to review S. 1770 and become co-sponsors of this life-saving legislation. If passed, ECDF has the power to open the door for 107,000 children who are eligible for adoption by allowing an additional two million LGBT parents interested in adopting a child to do so thanks to necessary protections offer by the legislation that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and marital status.
Because of the lack of available, qualified parents currently, over thousands of children will have no forever family to celebrate with and 27,000 will age out of the system, lacking a familial structure that will leave them vulnerable and at risk to substance abuse, early parenthood, incarceration, and homelessness on Valentine’s Day. We must take action and encourage our lawmakers to co-sponsor and advance this critical legislation. Every child deserves to have a lovingand permanent family.
Email your Members of Congress and ask them to support the Every Child Deserves a Family Act (H.R. 1681/S. 1770) today!