LPA Fights Against Dehumanizing Events
LPA fully condemns the "Wolf of Wall Street Velcro Wall Midget Throwing Contests" wherever they occur. We are offended by these events. Along with other disability rights organizations, LPA protested and called for the removal of the dwarf tossing scene in "The Wolf of Wall Street", unfortunately without success. The glorification of dwarf tossing would be harmful enough if it only contributed to cultural stigma, but it also holds the potential to motivate serious bodily injury to members of the dwarfism community. We ask that the LPA community continue to raise their voice in opposition to and this event as well as any events in the future that do not show people with dwarfism full dignity and respect.
The purpose of LPA's Adoption Committee is to find a loving home for each child with dwarfism. Our role is to act as a link between prospective parents and adoption agencies that represent short-statured children.
Please note that we are not an adoption agency, but a volunteer committee that facilitates between the adoption agencies and the adoptive parents. By reaching out to adoption agencies, doctors, hospitals, geneticists, and others, we are able to locate children with dwarfism who are available for adoption and prospective parents who are interested in adopting.
The LPA's adoption committee is enthusiastic about its past work in uniting children with their families, and continues to work towards this important goal.
LPA's National Adoption Coordinator is Colleen Gioffreda. You may reach her by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone at (443) 676-0186.
LPAdoption1 is an online discussion group for individuals interested in adopting children with dwarfism.