Statement of Employment Support for People with Dwarfism
Little People of America (LPA) would like to extend its support to the plaintiffs in two Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuits, both involving women with dwarfism. Employment discrimination remains a key issue in our community. LPA is dedicated to raising awareness around employment issues that face people with dwarfism and fully supports its members’ pursuit of any and all career opportunities.
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.