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Department of State to Host Google+ Hangout on National Adoption Month


Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 6, 2013

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November is National Adoption Month. On Tuesday, November 12 at 2 p.m. EST, the Department will host a Google+ Hangout to discuss international adoptions, including the Department of State’s role in promoting safe, ethical, and transparent intercountry adoptions.

On hand to answer questions will be Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Janice Jacobs; Special Advisor for Children’s Issues Ambassador Susan Jacobs; and President of the Christian Alliance for Orphans, Jedd Medefind. David Crary of the Associated Press will moderate the hangout.

The hangout will be broadcast live on the Department of State’s YouTube channel and Google+ page. Questions can be submitted in advance via Facebook and Twitter using #AskState and tweeting at @StateDept and @ChildrensIssues.



PRN: 2013/1352

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