Monday, April 28, 2008
Ok, so you HAVE to read this article, the one posted here on the side, Yeah, the Haiti one... I read this article last week, and can not get over it. It is truly making me nutty.... Please read it (let me know if I didn't get the link right, I am not so great at all this computer stuff) anyhow, go ahead- read it... It breaks your heart right? How can this be happening? How? The kicker, the real kicker, is that there is a full fledged Hague accredited adoption "plan" in place with Haiti and there are tons of children available for adoption. The problem is that, adoption is not a priority with the Haitian government, seeing that most people in the government have bigger problems of their own, like their families starving to death. So you can get a referral for a child, almost instantly, but it will take the Haitian government around 2 years to process your paperwork!! You can even visit your child in Haiti as much as you want for the 2 years you are waiting.... This seems like complete craziness to me. When I was calling around trying to get info. on the adoption programs, I was told, "your working with a broken system, there is nothing you can do" . Really, I mean really.... these are kids, nothing we can do. I have been brainstorming... but am a little scared to make more phone calls with my ideas, because I don't want someone to tell me, that my ideas won't work... Wouldn't it be great to fix this... I am sure there are thousands of families that would be open to adopting from Haiti, but staring at your babies photo for 2 years, while they are starving to death is a bit much to sign up for.... I'll keep digging to get more info....Who's fired up???
Posted by Amy