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Craig Juntunen | The Huffington Post | April 4, 2014

I have written numerous times in this publication about how failed leadership is damaging and destroying children. The social movement we started to defend the rights of every child to belong in a family is growing, because it represents the only sensible reaction to the greatest social absurdity of a generation.

Today, over 100 orphans who have already been legally adopted by American families from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are still stuck in orphanages waiting for their American families to bring them home. Their adoptions have been approved by the Congolese courts and the U.S. embassy. They have passports and visas, and yet they continue to languish and lose the precious development opportunities only a family can provide. They have been waiting for more than six months now, as if they have been imprisoned, and there isn’t any end in sight.

Why are they waiting? We don’t know exactly. How’s that for an unacceptable answer? Continue reading…

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