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Special Advisor for International Children’s Issues

With the announcement of this new position from the U.S. Department of State, we encourage you to pray for continued opportunities to advocate for orphans on a global level.  Our goal is to always maintain the highest level of integrity in all of our adoption services to you, and we hope that Ambassador Jacobs will be a valuable part of supporting and improving the rights of orphans worldwide.  For more information about orphans and adoption, please see our adoption programs and Orphan's Ticket Home.



Secretary Clinton Designates Special Advisor for International Children’s Issues


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is pleased to announce the appointment of Ambassador Susan Jacobs as Special Advisor to the Office of Children’s Issues.  A long-time advocate for children, Secretary Clinton has created this new foreign policy position to address intercountry adoption and international parental child abduction.  In her work on these important issues, Special Advisor Jacobs will actively engage with foreign government officials to protect the welfare and interests of children.

Special Advisor Jacobs most recently served as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs.  A former U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, she also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Global Issues in the Bureau of Legislative Affairs.  Her distinguished Foreign Service career has also included tours in Caracas, Tel Aviv, New Delhi, Bucharest, and San Salvador. 


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