It was such a pleasure to visit and reconnect with the staff of NCFA.  Together we attended the USCIS Intercountry Adoption Stakeholders Meeting on March 17, 2015.  It was nice to meet in person with the Children’s Issues officers.  Meeting in person allowed for a fresh perspective on the work they do within the constraints of each country and also within our own country’s limitations.  We can truly appreciate the magnitude of work they are undertaking to insure legal and ethical adoptions take place in the best interest of all children.  Thank you Megan Lestino for picking me up from the airport and getting me back on my way home.   Looking forward to seeing all of you again in June for the NCFA/JCICS conference!