Her case led the state to place a temporary moratorium on sending Oregon foster children out of the country. That moratorium was lifted about a month ago, and now 10 children are slated to be sent to Mexico. Some state legislators are now working to pass two laws that would increase Oregon social workers’ contact with people in other countries who can help them track the progress and well-being of children after they are sent abroad.
Have you worked with Oregon foster children? Have your children been adopted by families outside the state? How can Oregon ensure the well-being of children adopted across borders and state lines?
- Susan Goldsmith: Investigative reporter for the Oregonian
- Beth Englander: Adoptions manager for the Oregon Department of Human Services
- Laurie Monnes Anderson: Oregon state representative (D-Gresham), chair of the senate Health Care and Veterans’ Affairs committee and a registered nurse