Interesting! I knew it couldn't have been for lack of potential adoptive families (or lack of orphans). One of my friend's siblings was in the middle of an adoption from Russia when that whole thing went down recently. I *think* they're back on track to formalize it, but I'm not sure. I can't imagine having my child ready to go (just the paperwork, etc. to go), and then being told that it wouldn't happen. I also know that different countries have different "standards", so to speak, of what kind of families they will allow their children/orphans to be adopted into.
I think adoption in general, here or abroad, is clouded by red tape.
I have a friend who is trying to adopt the daughter she's had as a foster parent since she was 6 weeks old. The child is loaded with medical problems including CP, blindness, she'll never walk or talk, has a feeding tube, etc......but because the drug addict mother keeps wandering in and out of the CPS office every 7 months or so it's in the air still. Our state says adoptions should go thru in 2 years in cases like that. Bullspit. Wonder if the local jail has a daycare room for her dd or if there's one in the tent city the mother lives in the other 5 months of the year? Perfect place to raise a special needs child. So IMO, the adoption processes everywhere need work.
Amen! Finding "good" people to adopt and properly care for a special needs child is hard for a variety of reasons; fear ("really handle this child's needs"), money (it takes a lot of money to raise a so-called "normal" child, but add in health issues and that amount is staggering)and the worst excuse for not doing it that I can think of is "I don't want something that is broken."
I would be in so much trouble if I were wealthy because I would adopt every child who needed a home and the same with every dog! Well, I guess if I did both, they could take care of each other!
I am curious about something! Has anyone following this thread ever adopted a child? I have family on both sides who have adopted a baby at birth. Both adopted boys. One of the boys is 19 now and the other one is I think 4.
you probably know this already, but my daughter is from Ethiopia....she has been home a whole year come Sunday!!! I can't believe it
There is a tour going on RIGHT NOW....62 cities in 80 days on the way to Washington....showing a documentary/film about the current crisis in international adoption. They are hoping to present a million signatures to Washington when they arrive.
Please see if the tour is coming to a city near you! Please ask people to sign the petition.....you can also download the film or purchase the dvd online!