Have you ever read a book, seen a movie, or...ok, read a blog...and felt such empathy for what that person went through (or is going through) that you felt like you were friends with them? Have you ever felt such concern and empathy for someone that you don't know that you've prayed for them? (If not, you should really give it a try)
been aware of a large number of families whose children have been stuck
in DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) for months just waiting for
government clearance to leave the country. A great number of these are
finalized adoptions, and many of these children already have US visas! I
cannot even wrap my mind around the vulnerability and heartache that it
must be to not be able to bring your child home to care for them.
This girl who is on my agency's private FB page (they started out
pursuing an Ethiopian adoption and ended up finding their daughter in
DRC and switched to pursue her adoption)...I've been following her blog
and FB updates and my heart feels like it's just going to burst. If you
want to check out her blog see it here: http://www.blessingsandraindrops.com
have banded together and are signing petitions and sending letters to
congress asking for attention to be brought to the plight of these
children. Children with homes and families ready and waiting for them
who are stuck month after month in an institution waiting for a
signature on a piece of paper. To add your voice to those of thousands
of others flooding congress, go here: http://www.petition2congress.com/14960/please-help-resolve-pending-adoptions-from-democratic-republic-co/?m=5272303
don't have to be an adoptive parent, or a parent at all, to recognize
the plight of all parties involved here. Please take a moment to do
something to help these families and innocent children by making
yourself aware, signing the petition, and then (perhaps most importantly
of all) petitioning our Lord. My heart aches for these children in
need of families, and even more so knowing that these children HAVE
families and should be with them now.
is not much that I can do to speed up the progress of our adoption. We
have years to wait. I can read books, learn about our child's birth
country, keep up on legal proceedings, renew paperwork, and day
dream...but while I'm waiting I can do things to help other children
find their way to their waiting families. Children stuck in limbo.
This is something that needs attention now. Immediately. And if you've
taken the time to read this post, you must feel moved to do something
yourself...so don't wait - do it now!