I haven’t said anything about Haiti other than that my prayers are with all the people that are devastated by this quake. For some of the kids who were “in process” of being adopted, there was a chance they would just get to come home. Their parents had some copies of their paperwork, if their agency intervened and they seemed to be true orphans, they might get a reprieve. It seemed like some good would come out of all this tragedy. A reprieve for parents who have been fighting for YEARS for their kids.
Unicef has stopped the adoptions in their tracks. UNICEF! The organization that supposedly advocates for the orphaned and impoverished children of the world. Shameful. Why would you stop a known orphan from coming and living with their family? I understand the concerns about child trafficking. I understand that it would be a HUGE humanitarian rights violation to allow any adoption to take place of a child that wasn’t already in process prior to the devastation. But, for real, why all the red tape?
Here’s one family’s story…
I don’t know the adoptive parents who wrote this blog. By I do know that there is a mountain of unnecessary red tape with every international adoption. Then when you add in what is supposedly a humanitarian organization lobbying AGAINST adoption, the obstacles seem almost insurmountable. What are they supposed to do? Give up and just turn their backs on the kids they’ve come to love? I’ve had to do that twice. No one else should ever have to.
who thinks there won’t be any more Trick or Treat for Unicef going on at our house.