Congressman Jim Langevin and the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth
Invite you to a briefing on
Unregulated Custody Transfers of Adopted Youth:
Understanding and Preventing “Rehoming”
Thursday, February 28, 2019
11AM – 12PM
122 Cannon House Office Building
Unregulated custody transfer (UCT), known colloquially as “rehoming,” is the practice whereby parents abandon their child with a stranger, often through the use of an online forum. UCTs occur outside of the child welfare system, which requires background checks and home studies before placing a child in a new home; therefore, these “rehomed” youth are placed at a high risk of neglect, abuse or exploitation.
Join us for a discussion on this dangerous phenomenon, which has an outsize impact on adopted youth. Learn from experts, advocates, and an adoptee who experienced UCT, about the causes, impacts, and policy solutions.
Maureen Flatley, Moderator
Joy Alessi, Adoptee
Nhi Nguyen, Analyst, Government Accountability Office
Trish Maskew, Adoption Division Chief, Office of Children's Issues, US Department of State
Julie Rosicky, Executive Director, International Social Services
Amb. Susan S. Jacobs, former Special Advisor, Office of Children’s Issues, US Department of State
Please contact Kerry McKittrick with Representative Langevin at Kerry.email@example.com with any questions or to RSVP.