Create "Veronica's Law"
  • Petitioned Eric Holder

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The Dept. of Justice
Eric Holder
President of the U.S.
Barack Obama
U.S. Senate

Create "Veronica's Law"

    1. Kathy Hassouneh
    2. Petition by

      Kathy Hassouneh

      Newton, NC

We need the US Senate to create a bill called Veronica's Law. It should ensure that children placed for adoption receive the consent of both natural parents for placement or the child should have a legal and constitutional right to a best interests hearing and a right to remain with a fit and loving natural parent or grandparent, when one exists, in any contested adoption.

Children like "Baby Veronica",  newly-adopted at the age of four, who was forced to leave a fit and loving natural father and grandparents, are being trafficked by an unregulated adoption industry. Children's human right to life, liberty, pursuit of happiness (and heritage) within their birth family with a fit and loving parent or grandparents are seldom being considered in private adoptions running rampant. Private adoption should not be a for-profit industry desecrating the rights of fit biological parents, and federal regulation is desperately needed..

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    Reasons for signing

    • Juan Roxas STOCKTON, CA
      • 8 months ago

      A good parent should never lose there child. And family should be 1st to take the child in.

      • 8 months ago

      I am sick of kids being stolen.. by legal venues... this and the fact that FAMILY COURTS allow it to happen..

    • Cynthia Wood EMMETT, ID
      • 8 months ago

      Father's are left out way too often.

    • Cindy Bright CLEVELAND, TX
      • 8 months ago

      I think both parents need to sign the papers to protect not only the people giving the child away, but the parents that are getting the child and the child itself

    • Don Bassett SURPRISE, AZ
      • 8 months ago

      With my wife being an adoptee I see so many sad stories about adoption and how if affects so many people. My wife is searching for her birth father but is unsure if her birth father even knew she was gave up for adoption. To many times you hear about the birth father finding out years later that they had a child and never had the opportunity raise their own flesh and blood because the mother gave the child up without his knowledge. Please change this law and protect the birth fathers and give the child a chance to be raised by their own father, even if the mother is unable to raise them or even be in the picture!!


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