Clark, David and Hubbell, Becky
Selected by Representative Dennis Moore Becky Hubbell and David Clark, who have two biological and three internationally adopted children, have been tireless advocates for adoption. Married 32 years, Dave and Becky began their involvement in international adoption with the adoption of their...
Today is Mother's Day - my second. Last year, I was visiting Dracula's Castle with my twins, Ana and Maria, my husband, Mike, and our driver, Alex. I'm in a poignant mood today, reviewing the events of this last year. Please allow me to share some insights and excerpts form our journal. When my... Romania Photo Gallery
Bucharest Parliament Palace The world's second largest building after the U.S. Pentagon. Commissioned by Romania's last communist leader, Nicolae Ceausescu this magnificent, yet controversial, building of 6,000 rooms reflects the skill of Romania's best architects and craftsmen. Nicolae... Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
Description Since 1996, strong evidence has accumulated for a causal relationship between ongoing outbreaks in Europe of a disease in cattle called bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or "mad cow disease") and a disease in humans called variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD). Both disorders,...
Romania: lawmakers again reject Canadian project
Romania's lower house of Parliament has rejected an amendment to a mining law that would have allowed a Canadian company to go ahead with plans to build Europe's largest open cast gold mine. Lawmakers ... Romania delays diesel price hike amid resistance
Romania's prime minister said Monday he will delay a proposed diesel fuel tax increase that the president has opposed, but go ahead with one on gasoline. Victor Ponta said he would delay his plan to raise ... Romania delays fuel price hike amid resistance
Romania's prime minister says he will delay increases on some fuel prices after resistance by the president, who said the taxes would harm the economy. Victor Ponta said Monday that he would not raise ... Chevron resumes shale work in Romania despite protest
Pungesti (Romania) (AFP) - Chevron said Sunday it has restarted work on its first shale gas exploration well in Romania, a day after protests forced the US energy giant to suspend the operation. Romanian police declared the area around the planned mine a "special security zone" and...
Where do We Belong?
January 12, 2011, 6:36 am
One of the more intriguing things to me about raising two daughters who were born in India is watching them develop not only their own personal identities, but their racial and cultural ones. My younger daughter is just ten, so for her it is not yet an issue; she is still trying to figure out... Orphanages and Fairytales
February 25, 2011, 6:53 am
Like most Americans, I remember the images of Romanian orphanages under Ceausescu’s rule. I was appalled by the pictures of starved children, rocking, sitting, and lying in wooden cribs. At the time, I could only imagine how these children had survived…or had they?
When we made the decision... Russia Adoption Ban Brings to Mind Romania Program
March 22, 2013, 8:02 pm
A recent feature story from Time Magazine drew some comparisons between the Russian adoption ban and the closure of the Romanian adoption program several years ago. The piece featured stories of parents caught up in the closure of the Romania program. Many had already met their children; their...