Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Senator McConnell Meets with Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Regarding Adoption Issues

DRC-MeetingWASHINGTON (7/17/14) — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell met with Dr. Faida Mitifu, the Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on behalf of Kentucky families whose adopted children have not been able to leave the DRC.

During the meeting, Senator McConnell expressed his concerns and presented the Ambassador with information regarding the Kentucky families he has been in contact with who are not able to bring their children home.

Earlier this week, Senator McConnell co-sponsored a resolution calling for the lifting of an exit permit suspension that has prevented approximately 800 Congolese children who have been or are in the process of being adopted by American families from leaving the DRC. He also sent a letter to President Obama requesting he raise the issue during the U.S. - Africa Leaders’ Summit in August.

Kentucky is among the states with the highest number of families whose adopted children are stuck in the DRC – more than 20 families across the Commonwealth are affected.

“I appreciate Ambassador Mitifu taking the time to visit me in my office to discuss this important issue and to hear first-hand about the Kentucky families whose children are stuck in the DRC,” Senator McConnell said. “I will continue to advocate on behalf of these families, and I encourage other Kentucky families dealing with this issue to reach out to my office for assistance.”

You can contact Senator McConnell at (202) 224-2541, or via email at his website at www.mcconnell.senate.gov.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Robert Steurer

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
button coupons

Stock Report

1 DOW 18,030.21
0.00 (0.00%)    
2 S&P 2,081.88
0.00 (0.00%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,773.47
0.00 (0.00%)    
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
button classifieds
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

December 24, 2014 11442

Christmas Eve Bloody Brawl Erupts on Dulin Street

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis
December 25, 2014 7817

Gift Returns Done Right

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 19, 2014 3966

Vehicle Fire Causes Traffic Back-Up on Pennyrile

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis
December 25, 2014 3879

Arrests Made After Dulin Avenue Christmas Eve…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer C.P. Haynie
December 23, 2014 3874

Couple's Alleged Dispute over Blanket Leads to…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 23, 2014 3367

Alleged Theft at Walmart Sends Two to Jail

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 22, 2014 3272

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Dec. 22, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
December 25, 2014 3098

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - December 25, 2014

in Video by Crime Stoppers
December 20, 2014 3087

KET’s Kentucky Life Segment to Feature Old…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
December 23, 2014 2947

Disturbance Results in Vehicle, Foot Pursuit,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer Tyler Russell

Stories Trending Today

December 24, 2014 11442

Christmas Eve Bloody Brawl Erupts on Dulin Street

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis
December 25, 2014 7817

Gift Returns Done Right

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 25, 2014 3879

Arrests Made After Dulin Avenue Christmas Eve…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer C.P. Haynie
December 25, 2014 3098

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - December 25, 2014

in Video by Crime Stoppers
December 24, 2014 1045

Winter Superfoods for Optimal Health

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 25, 2014 992

5 Year-Old Boy Kills Buck/Doe

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Randy Adams
December 24, 2014 957

Jobless Rates down in 119 Counties in November…

in General News For All Sites by Kim Brannock
December 25, 2014 946

How to Create Your Household Budget

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 25, 2014 891

SurfKY Spotlight: Hudson Service Center

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
December 27, 2014 867

Grab the Best Buys This January

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss