We may not be able to save every child, but we can respond one at a time. Do not be discouraged by numbers, but instead be encouraged that when we feed, visit, love and clothe an orphan- we did it for Christ. I tell you the truth- whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me. Matthew 25:40

Monday, April 12, 2010

Praise the Lord

Here is the latest...Praise the Lord may He have all the glory!!

Recent situation with a child being "returned" to Russia had us all concerned.

Concerned with a child's well being, just imagine the effect of being "returned" by your adoptive mother now, after being abandoned by your biological mother. The effect is, well, devastating.

Concerned about children who are in orphanages now and were waiting for their adoptive parents. Since an incident like that reflects not just on one family, but on the entire adoption program, and we've seen too many adoption programs close recently, and children are the ones left out.

Concerned about parents waiting to adopt, waiting to bring a child into their family, to love, to cherish, to call their own.

As of today I was told that we shouldn't panic and that Russian adoption authorities will continue "business as usual."

Russian President said that he believes that it was just an unfortunate situation and the child just ended up with a bad family.

The ombudsmen did call for "not a moratorium but a suspension of all adoption agencies practices." He doesn't have the power to implement this and it's not really clear what he meant by this but he does have the president's ear. I suspect that an announcement won't be made until after the President leaves the U.S. this week.

The accredited agency that did the placement had its accreditation suspended for a month, pending detailed investigation, but with a right finish adoptions currently in process.

That's the status on 12 NOON EST on Monday, April 12th, 2010.

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