TB testing directly affects waiting children- like our many of our children- and their ability to come home in a timely manner. You may have heard reports about adoptive families being delayed in-country when a child's test result comes back positive, and denied entry to the United States until treatment has been given. The risk of transmission by children is LESS THAN one percent. With children who already have compromised immune systems, the minimum 7 week delay exposes them needlessly to the health risks associated with orphanage life and could be potentially deadly. That's why it's important to adoptive families that the TB testing requirement be removed.
If you agree that the testing creates needless delays in bringing children home,PLEASE read and sign this petition and help bring justice to these children who need someone to speak up for them.