Saturday, December 18, 2010

Help waiting families in Nepal....

Guys, I know that many of us have gone through our own set of struggles in this adoption process.  Some of you have waited months, even years, to bring your children home.  You have hit unexpected road blocks.  Some of you have even had referrals withdrawn from you, because a birth mother has decided to keep her child instead of give them a home with another family.  The list could go on and on. 

Right now, my heart is in Nepal with all the families who are there waiting with their children.  On August 6th, the U.S. basically suspended all adoptions, which basically put all the families with referrals in limbo.  Some families were already in Nepal at the time of the announcement.  Some were just about to leave.  Many have been there since August, just waiting, hoping, praying that the U.S. would grant them a visa for their little ones so they can come home.  It has been hard.  It has been challenging.  But I'm sure they all would say it has been worth it.  These children are legally theirs, but the U.S. won't grant their children visas, so they wait....

Please visit this site,, and sign a petition to be a voice to bring these miracles home to their forever families.  It is free, and it is REALLY easy to fill out.  You can make a difference. 

And for all of us who are bloggers, I know how easy it can be to completely break down on this kind of public forum.  It is easy to lose hope in the midst of great trials.  Recently, I started reading another adoptive family's blog and it is so encouraging.  This mama has been waiting and facing delay after delay, and yet she continually comes back to the One who is above all else, and who is bigger than every delay and every hurt.  If you want to be encouraged with your own waiting woes and hurts, read her blog.  You won't regret it.

You can also see another adoptive mama's beautiful pictures (her and her husband are also very well known photographers in the United States) that she has taken of several of the waiting children who already have been joined with their families, but are just waiting to come home.  Check out her blog here.

Most of all, just keep praying for these families.  And yeah...sign that petition.  Get it done.

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