WHEREAS, the Unitarian Universalist Association is committed to furthering human rights and supports the principle of the importance and worth of each individual; and
WHEREAS, there are many Amerasian children abandoned by their American fathers and rejected in their Asian homelands; and
WHEREAS, we in the affluent West, especially in the United States, have a clear responsibility to these children; and
WHEREAS, children grow rapidly and the years between birth and adulthood are few, dictating immediate action; and
WHEREAS, the future of the world depends largely on the quality of life experienced by children; and
WHEREAS, we would offer Amerasian children the hope of a better future;
BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1983 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association urges the Congress of the United States to provide funds immediately for the transportation and support of Amerasian petitioners for immigration and to facilitate the adoption of Amerasian children into American homes; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That this Assembly urges member societies to offer support to families who adopt Amerasian children.